Regardless of how you came to contemplate deciding to get divorced, it can be extremely difficult to figure out how to move forward if you are concerned about cost. There are several different options available to you when it comes to reducing the cost of your divorce.
Our knowledgeable family lawyers are here to assist you whether you are still deciding whether or not to file for divorce or whether you are ready to initiate the paperwork. The insight of an experienced family lawyer can give you a great deal of confidence and peace of mind as you proceed.
What follows are a few ideas to help you reduce the cost of divorce in Ontario.
One of the easiest ways to reduce the cost of your divorce is to do appropriate research about the factors taken into consideration and the legal issues that must be resolved in the end of a marriage. Doing research on your own is important so that you are fully grounded.
As you complete the research process, keep a list of appropriate questions that you can ask your family lawyer. A knowledgeable family lawyer will be able to point you in the right direction and ensure that you have accurate and up to date information.
Consider Alternative Dispute Resolution
One of the best ways to reduce the cost of your divorce is to choose to keep the issues outside of the courtroom, if possible. Alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation are typically tied with less stressful parties, results that are more tailored to your individual situation, and reduced costs.
If you are able to agree on most or all of the issues surrounding the end of your marriage, alternative dispute resolution can make a difficult process that much easier. Our knowledgeable family lawyers will help present these different options to you and assist you with understanding how these work, and what to do in the event that they are unsuccessful.
Scheduling A Consultation with An Attorney
Your initial consultation with a family lawyer will give you a great deal of information about what to anticipate in the divorce process. Your family lawyer should suggest you forms of alternative dispute resolution and will likely ask you whether you believe that you and your soon-to-be-former spouse are able to come to terms of agreement on any of the critical issues involved in the end of the marriage. Furthermore, your lawyer can answer many of the most important questions about what is required in terms of filing and payment arrangements that can be made directly with your attorney.
Understanding what to anticipate before you make the final decision to move forward with legal action is important, so that you can be completely prepared and set aside money if necessary.
You can express your concerns over reducing the cost of your divorce with your family attorney during this initial consultation, during which he or she may have additional suggestions to assist you with fully protecting and representing your interests in ADR or in court, while also reducing the cost of your divorce.
Don’t wait to reach out for help with your divorce concerns, especially if you have questions surrounding the cost. We’ll walk you through each step of your case.