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Why Are Divorces So Expensive?

Posted by Crissy Del Percio | Nov 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Drama-Free Divorce can provide the answer to your question of 'Why are divorces so expensive?'. Our team specializes in quickly finding innovative solutions to all of your inquiries. Drama-Free Divorce provides Kansas City residents, particularly in Missouri and Kansas with flexible payment plans starting at $500 per month to cover divorce services, with our transparent pricing which eliminates surprise fees for clients.

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Understanding the factors contributing to the cost of divorce is vital, so this article explores them thoroughly. Among others, this piece addresses why some view divorce as costly while examining whether an affordable option exists as well as providing steps for cutting expenses and legal representation costs. We also covered the benefits and tips associated with hiring legal representation.


Factors That Could Increase The Costs Associated With Divorce:

Divorce can be both financially and emotionally draining. Divorce costs tend to be high due to various reasons such as attorney and mediator fees as well as possible court orders against certain spouses or parents for child support obligations or visitation rights issues.

  • Legal Fees: This can quickly add up in situations involving disputes over assets, custody arrangements or alimony payments.
  • Complexity of Assets: Divorce proceedings can be lengthy and costly if your assets are complex.
  • Emotional Stress: Unknown factors may contribute to emotionally charged situations and lead to spontaneous acts that prolong and escalate costs.
  • Court Appearances: Regular court appearances can create additional court fees that add financial strain.


Does Affordable Divorce Exist?

Divorces can be expensive, however, there are ways of making the process more affordable. Below are a few strategies which may make the divorce cheaper:

  • Mediation: Opting for mediation over litigation could save both time and money while producing more amicable resolutions to disputes.
  • Uncontested Divorce: When both parties can reach an understanding on key aspects of divorce, it can be an efficient process with reduced costs.
  • Legal Aid: Discover organizations that offer legal aid as a cost-cutting measure and accessible solution, making legal services more easily affordable.


What Steps Can One Take To Lower The Costs Associated With Divorce?

Consider adopting a proactive strategy when filing for divorce to lower the costs associated with it. Take into account:

  • Engaging in Open Communication: Initiating open dialogue between spouses can assist them in reaching an agreement outside the courtroom.
  • Document Prep: Conduct your document preparation activities independently without hiring an attorney.
  • Explore Alternative Dispute Resolution: Lower legal expenses with alternative dispute resolution techniques, such as arbitration or collaborative divorce.


Why hiring a divorce attorney is preferable over proceeding without one?

Hiring a divorce attorney can have an immense impact on the outcome of your case.

  • Legal Expertise: Attorneys have the skills and experience needed to guide clients through the complex divorce law process while upholding your rights.
  • Negotiation Skills: Experienced attorneys possess excellent negotiation abilities that could save both of you money in the long run.
  • Paperwork and Procedures: Attorneys possess the specialized legal knowledge required to navigate all of the administrative paperwork and procedural issues that could lead to costly mistakes if handled without legal expertise.


When should an attorney be hired?

At times it may be necessary to hire legal representation. Therefore, the ideal time and method should be determined. Seek legal advice:

Consult an Attorney Early: Early legal consultation can provide invaluable help, providing valuable insight into the available legal options and rights while creating a strong basis for future divorce proceedings.

When There Are Disputes: In cases involving critical issues like property division and custody arrangements for children, legal advice will usually be necessary for resolving differences of opinion between the parties involved.


What criteria exist to select an outstanding attorney?

Select an attorney with specific characteristics:

  • Specializes in Family Law: For optimal results in any divorce case, it is advisable to hire an attorney with extensive knowledge of family law who understands all its subtle complexities.
  • Reputation: Assess any attorney by viewing client testimonials and peer reviews as a means to evaluate their level of competence.
  • Communication Skills: Choose an attorney with exceptional communication abilities who will keep you well informed of progress while including you in decision-making processes.


Why Choose Drama-Free Divorce?

At Drama-Free Divorce, your needs are our number one priority during an often complex divorce process. Our team meets all the criteria of an outstanding attorney:

  • Specialized Expertise: Our team has vast experience in family law and can expertly manage any case presented to us.
  • Track-Record: Our firm can be proud of an impressive record of success and has received many positive testimonials indicating our clients' delight with us as advisors.
  • Communication: We work tirelessly to keep you updated throughout your divorce journey.


Suggestions for Action: 

  • Consultation: Bring one of our attorneys in to review your situation and suggest the most efficient path forward.
  • Financial Planning: Create an in-depth financial strategy to cover expenses associated with divorce.
  • Engaging In Open Dialogue: Facilitating an open discussion between you and your spouse to identify areas in which both of you agree can speed up the divorce process.
  • Legal Aid Inquiry: Conduct a legal aid inquiry and explore all available options, to establish whether financial support may be available to you.
  • Considerations of Mediation: Consider both the advantages and disadvantages of mediation as compared with litigation.

Divorces can be emotionally trying, but with proper planning and legal support you may be able to mitigate some of the financial stress. Contact us today at 816 615-5555 or send us an email on our Contact Page.

About the Author

Crissy Del Percio

Crissy Del Percio is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Additionally, she received her undergraduate degrees in Journalism (News and Information) and Communication Studies from the world-renowned home of the Jayhawks – the University of Kansas. She has been practicing law for a decade and spent the first part of her career specializing in helping low-income survivors of domestic violence. Now at Drama-Free Divorce, Crissy enjoys helping people consciously uncouple. She is also a Guardian Ad Litem and domestic mediator. Crissy has won a number of prestigious awards for her work in public service, but you likely recognize her from her acting career, where she is also an award-winner. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her egregiously overpriced dog, Augustus Rodham and knitting. 


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