The average divorce in the Garden State costs between $4,500 and $5,000, but only if there are no contested issues. Having one dispute can jump the expense to $6,500 to $7,500 and two or more contested issues can set you back $11,000 to $13,000. As you can see, divorce can be expensive. But it does not have to be. How then might you save money during a divorce? The answer is simpler than you might think. If you would like to know the answer, please read on, then contact one of our experienced uncontested divorce attorneys in Bergen County, NJ to learn what you should know about saving money during a divorce in New Jersey.
How do you save money during a New Jersey divorce?
As alluded to above, the answer is really quite simple: Divorce amicably. But what constitutes an amicable divorce? That would depend on your unique circumstances. However, the following are some ways you might pursue an amicable divorce:
- Know what truly matters to both partners: You must decide what is important to each of you and where you are willing to compromise to reach an agreement.
- Eliminate conflicts whenever possible and avoid going to court: Fighting and spending months in court can cause unnecessary stress, attorneys’ fees, legal costs and other fees.
- Opt for divorce mediation or a collaborative divorce: With mediation, you and your spouse negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement regarding property division, timesharing and parenting, alimony, child support and other issues with a neutral arbiter. In collaborative divorce, the spouses and their legal representatives come to a settlement agreement without involving the courts.
- Be organized: You need to gather documentation and evidence before contacting a divorce attorney, so he or she does not have to and, thus, cost you more money.
Regardless of your preferred approach, you should reach out to one of our skilled Bergen County divorce attorneys to discuss your next steps.
How can a Bergen County, New Jersey divorce attorney help you save money?
In order to divorce amicably, you must maintain a measure of civility with your spouse and keep the squabbling to an absolute minimum. A qualified legal professional will help serve as an intermediary so that you need not interact with your spouse directly. Our firm will make sure that you are aware of your rights and responsibilities so you can make informed decisions. As a team, we can help you and your spouse streamline the process and come to a mutually equitable arrangement. These matters require delicate hands, so please give us a call today.
Contact our experienced Bergen County firm
At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to understand and protect their legal rights before, during, and after the divorce process in towns across New Jersey and Bergen County, including Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, Teaneck, and Fort Lee. To speak with our team of divorce lawyers today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your concerns about your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.