How Expensive is Divorce?
Placing a price tag on a divorce is very hard. No two divorces are the same and the facts of a marriage will change from couple to couple. There are a number of factors that contribute to the costs of divorce. A contested divorce may require more time and money than a uncontested divorce. Even uncontested divorces, if the couple has a lot of marital issues to resolve it may take a lot of time and money, too.
Besides litigated divorces, there are other methods of divorce that can be more economically appealing to divorcing spouses. Spouses can choose from mediation or even collaborative divorce. Mediation, with the help from a neutral third-party, can resolve their marital issues in a safe and non-confrontational environment. Collaborative divorce is also an option for couples who do not want to go through a litigated divorce. These divorces take place in a non-confrontational setting and the spouses resolve their issues by using respectful and dignified approaches.
Do I Need an Attorney for my Divorce?
While there is no legal obligation to hire an attorney four divorce, it may be in your best interest to consider retaining representation. An attorney can help guide you through the process and provide legal advice on legal issues you are likely not familiar with. An attorney may also be able to advise you of your rights in divorce, some of which you also may not know exist. Hiring an attorney can also offer extra protection to make sure you are not being taken advantage of.
Making the decision to divorce can be very difficult and extremely emotional. If you are considering a divorce, you should consult with an experienced attorney.
Robert Pollack is an experienced divorce and family law attorney in Long Island, New York. Contact The Pollack Law Firm, P.C., to set up a free initial consultation.