If you have found your way here it is because you have been contemplating divorce, and we at the Lashier Law Firm know that this is not always an easy decision. We take pride in handling each case ethically, being dedicated to our clients and their individual needs, and striving to obtain the best outcome possible. Practically speaking though, you may be wondering – how can I save money on my divorce?
One of the most important things you can do is hire a firm who has experience. Why does this matter? Having an idea about how the Judge assigned to your case would rule on a particular motion, helps you make good cost/ benefit decisions on what avenues to pursue.
Second, don’t sweat the small stuff! We know that your stuff is important to you and that it can hold deep sentimental value – those things are worth fighting for but household items that are easily replaceable shouldn’t be where you spend your attorney fees. We suggest you make a list of those things that are most important to you early on in your case and give it to your attorney.
Review your billing statements. Our office sends you an account statement every 30-45 days showing you what we have done on your case. Reviewing those statements can give good insight into how long certain tasks take your attorney.
If possible, talk to your spouse and see what you are able to resolve without an attorney. Often times, parties are closer than they realize at reaching an agreement. You know your situation best and coming up with your own settlement at least on some issues can greatly reduce the amount you spend on attorney fees.
Make sure your attorney has all the information they need to properly represent you. Turn in documents that they request, fill out forms they send you, and ask if there is anything you can do to save time and money. Many court forms can easily be handled by the client.
Finding the right divorce attorney is an important step. If you are considering filing for divorce in Macomb County, contact our office today at 586-333-4686 to set up your free, no-obligation consultation.