How to Save Money on Your Divorce – Part 1

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Does your divorce have to be expensive and traumatic?  Maybe not.

If your goal is to find the best solution for your family law problem for the most reasonable cost, we can help you.

Most of our clients are working people.  We know they don’t have many thousands of dollars to spend on lawyer fees, but they still deserve good quality professional legal advice.

Many of our clients are also family people.  Even in the midst of a divorce, they want to do everything they can to protect and provide for their children.

In our office, we have thought hard about ways that we can help our clients get the best result for themselves and their children for a cost that is reasonable.

Most divorce lawyers charge their clients an hourly fee for their services.  This is a fair practice and it is what I do in some circumstances.

But I am not in the business of making money from other people’s misery.   I don’t want to drag your divorce or custody problem out any longer than is absolutely necessary, just so that I can bill an hourly fee.

Instead, it is my custom to encourage people to resolve their divorce problems by agreement, whenever they can.  In pursuit of that goal, I offer my clients the opportunity to try to work out their differences the quick and easy way, before we settle down to any heavy-duty litigation.

Here is how it works:

  1. We charge a single fee for an uncontested divorce. It is a very reasonable fee.  You can call our office and we will tell you what we usually charge for an uncontested divorce.
  2. You may schedule an appointment for an initial consultation with me. We charge a consultation fee that ranges from $50.00 to $100.00.
  3. At your consultation, I will take your information and explain to you your options.
  4. If we decide that an uncontested divorce is the best approach for you and if you decide to hire me for an uncontested divorce, the initial consultation fee is applied to the fee for the uncontested divorce.

THIS is where we go above and beyond the ordinary service, in order to help you make your divorce as painless as possible:  if you decide to hire us for an uncontested divorce, but your spouse refuses to sign the documents for an uncontested divorce, we will give you credit for the entire amount you have paid us against the retainer for a contested divorce.

The effect of this policy is that you lose nothing if you decide to take a chance on trying to work out an agreement for an uncontested divorce before jumping all the way in to a fully contested divorce action, which can be expensive and time-consuming.

If you want to learn more about this option, you may call us for an initial consultation, or you may re-visit this site.  I will be posting more information about our firm’s processes and policies.

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