Saving Money With DIY Divorce

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We all know that divorce can be expensive, especially if bitter partners are squabbling about every bank account and asset which they share, but an increasing number of people are managing to reduce the cost of lawyers or solicitors by taking more control and responsibility of the paperwork and process. Online divorce is one great way that people are being able to reduce the price of getting divorced, although to a large degree it is dependent on the ability of the couple to reach shared agreements and compromises on important matters.

These important matters include division of property and other assets, division of savings and investments, custody of children, child support and even custody of pets and livestock. It’s important that partners who want a relatively quick and economical divorce try to reach reasonable agreements on these issues in order to save time and money spent on legal advice as well as time spent in the courtroom. Divorce can be an emotional time for separating spouses and often it’s the bitterly-fought courtroom battles which emotionally drain them the most.


These agreements will save time and money on divorce, but they need to be deemed fair by the court. The more elements that partners can agree on in terms of children and finance the better in terms of reducing the cost, although often professional advice needs to be sought and it is not necessarily straightforward in court. If couples want a cheap divorce it is important to reach these agreements and negotiation and compromise is often the only way of achieving that. If there are issues which divorcing partners cannot agree on, then sometimes negotiations through professional channels can be beneficial, and many companies benefit from lawyers or solicitors mediating communication and negotiation.

Sensible agreements between partners are most likely to take place if the relationship is well and truly over and they no longer share a home. Daily contact between divorcing partners can often make for bitter and resentful communication, and once they are physically removed from the partnership they are usually more objective and willing to discuss matters reasonably. In order to obtain an uncontested divorce these agreements need to be reached.


Every divorce is different, and a price cannot really be put on it, as it utterly depends on the unique circumstances of the marriage. Good advice is worth paying for, and it can be found online, but many couples are making savings by remaining amicable and agreeing the terms of the divorce between themselves, saving money on mediated communications through divorce professionals.

Adam Cairn writes on a number of subjects including diy divorce, Texas divorce and do it yourself divorce.

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