How to Save Money in a Divorce in the State of New York

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Divorces can be expensive, nowhere is that more true than the state of New York. However, divorces do not always have to be costly. If you would like to spend less on your divorce, please read on, then contact an experienced Suffolk County uncontested divorce attorney to learn how to save money in a divorce in the state of New York.

What are some ways to save money in a New York divorce?

The average divorce in the Empire State costs $17,100, but the cost can be anywhere between $5,500 and $50,000. Attorneys’ fees make up the majority of the costs of a New York divorce because the average hourly rate for an attorney in New York is between $305 and $380. That said, the most cost-effective means of divorcing is to divorce amicably. To divorce amicably, you should do the following:

  • 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.

Whatever route you take, you should reach out to a skilled Suffolk County divorce and separation attorney to discuss your next steps.

How can a Suffolk County, New York divorce and separation attorney help you save money in your divorce?

First off, the key is settling the process as quickly and quietly as possible. In order to do that, you, your spouse and your attorneys should always aim to keep the atmosphere as calm as possible and avoid squabbling over petty matters. Besides fully apprising you of your rights and responsibilities, a qualified legal professional will help act as an intermediary to keep the proverbial temperature down. Together, we can help come to a mutually equitable arrangement for all involved, so that you can part on better terms. Please give us a call today.


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