When a couple decides to divorce, they are often concerned by the idea of how much they may need to pay in legal fees. It’s understandable to feel as though you can’t afford to pay a retainer and/or legal fees for a divorce. If you are like most people, you want to find a quick and low-cost solution. However, remember the old adage, “You get what you pay for.” With so much on the line in divorce, this holds true.
Our Massachusetts divorce lawyers understand your reservations about committing to the cost of hiring a lawyer. You should know, though, that handling your own case could cost you more in the end, especially if the judge rules in favor of your spouse. At the least, we recommend that people at least consult with an attorney. We make it as easy as possible by offering a free initial consultation so they can discuss their case with one of our experienced family law attorneys and get an idea of the anticipated expenses before they even make a commitment. We also are committed to handling cases as efficiently as possible, to help keep legal costs down while also aggressively pursuing the most favorable results possible.
It is important to remember that you and your spouse can have complete control over how complex the case is and, in turn, how much you are likely to pay. The more contentious the matters are, the longer it will take – and the more expensive it will be — to reach resolution.
We advise that you and your spouse sit down and communicate, is possible. If you can amicably agree on some of the issues that often take the most amount of time to work out — such as child custody, child support and alimony – you may be able to save time and money.
We have represented clients in cases in which the divorce took months. On the flip side, we’ve been able to reach agreement in some cases within days. If you are concerned about the time and expense of a lengthy divorce, we encourage you to try to resolve as many issues as possible before going to court for the final agreement.
If you are going through a divorce, we encourage you to contact our firm and learn more about your options. We look forward to helping you.