7. Try to avoid litigation.
You may be able to save thousands of dollars if you and your spouse reach an agreement in terms of divorce without going to trial, since your lawyer will not have to spend billable hours in preparing the trial.
"While it is sometimes necessary to bring a divorce during an exhausting trial, expenses will increase," according to the Buffalo Attorneys legal blog. "The assets with which it was haggled may not be very important for the fees of lawyers, paralegals, expert witnesses, accountants and mental health professionals who could participate in their trial." [5 5]
This Deb Hipp article was originally published on Debt.com.