Divorce and separation is such a difficult decision, then there’s the daunting thoughts of now what? Where do I go from here? Will I/We be okay after the dust settles?
I’ve heard so many say that getting separated costs 10’s of thousands of dollars, that people fight for months and sometimes years before they come to an agreement. What if we don’t want that and have just accepted that we don’t work as a married couple anymore? Are there options?
Our naivety get us into trouble, it can lead us down an expensive, unreasonably costing path. Sometimes it’s our emotions that get the best of us, so we act out of haste. This is the time to take a step back, breathe and do your homework.
Is hiring a lawyer from the onset really what you need? Once you’re in this process of litigation, it requires you each to retain a lawyer, those costs will start at ~$3,000.00 each, then hourly rates will be applicable starting at ~$400.00/hour. Honestly, you’re in over your head before you’ve even begun.
There are other processes that are so much more cost and time efficient and work towards a FAIR, REALISTIC, REASONABLE resolve.