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Forgetting perfection may help lower divorce costs

When a relationship becomes unhappy and unhealthy, one of the main concerns may relate to ending the marriage as easily as possible. Of course, divorce proceedings can have their difficulties, and even after filing a petition, many Alabama residents' next concerns may involve figuring out how to pay for the process. Dissolving a marriage can certainly prove expensive, but there are ways in which parties could work toward keeping their costs on the lower end.

One major contributing factor to an expensive divorce is the time it takes to complete the process. When proceedings go on and on, individuals can accumulate more fees and expenses. In hopes of avoiding unnecessary costs, parties may want to determine how they can help their divorce end more quickly, and one significant way to do so is to refrain from creating unnecessary conflict.

Though people should certainly use their legal proceedings to work toward a settlement that they feel comfortable with, they may want to avoid continuously fighting over terms. Trying to reach the perfect outcome is not realistic, and if a person tries to get everything he or she wants, it is likely that the proceedings will go on for some time. It may be more prudent to accept a settlement proposal that comes close to the desired goals rather than holding out for a result that may not come.

As most Alabama residents know, the notion that time is money can easily apply to divorce. If divorcing individuals would like to find out how they could move their proceedings along as smoothly and quickly as possible, they may want to explore the different methods of marriage dissolution, some of which do not involve litigation. Speaking with knowledgeable family law attorneys could allow concerned parties to find the best approaches for their cases.

Source:, "How To Make Your Divorce As Expensive As Humanly Possible", Arianna Jeret, March 21, 2018

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