How To Get Divorced and Keep Your Attorney’s Fees Down

Hiring an attorney is never something you look forward to doing, but is sometimes a necessary evil.

How to Get Divorced

 Here are a few tips on how to get divorced and keep your attorney’s fees down:

  1. Make a wish list of what your ideal outcome would look like and what points you may be willing to concede or negotiate. It’s important to keep an open mind. Don’t be quick to turn down a settlement offer just because it wasn’t exactly what you started out wanting.
  2. Be forthcoming with information to your attorney. The more information we have the better we will be able to represent you. This will prevent us from being surprised in the middle of your case.
  3. Provide all the documentation requested of you. You can expect your bill to go up if your attorney’s office has to reach out to you numerous times to obtain documents. If you don’t have access to documents you are expected to provide, then communicate that to your attorney and we will help you.
  4. Most offices now are “paperLESS,” meaning we try to limit the amount of paper documents in the office. If you provide electronic copies of your documents, the attorney will not need to spend time scanning the documents onto the computer.
  5. Email is often the quickest and easiest way to get an answer about your case. Don’t be afraid to call the office to ask your question or schedule some time to talk with a paralegal or attorney. You can make a list of multiple questions you have and pose them at the same time.
  6. Take notes during meetings and calls with your attorney to avoid having to contact us again about the same issue.
  7. Visit for video tutorials to help you through the litigation and mediation process.
  8. We also provide affordable document preparation and legal research if you are looking for some advice on how to draft your own legal documents.

For assistance, email, or call toll free: 877-687-1392, or locally: 239-210-7516.

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