How To Minimize Divorce Lawyer Fees

by | Nov 13, 2013 | Lawyers and Law Firms

The simplest way to minimize the fees that your Suffolk County divorce lawyer will charge is to reduce the amount of time he or she has to spend on your case and the best way to do this is to be cooperative with your spouse, soon to be ex-spouse. Do not cause any unnecessary disputes and you will see significant savings. You can also save by doing some of the work independently. There are basically two types of divorce; contested and uncontested or no-fault. This is a great way to go, especially if there are very few assets in the marriage and no children.

Not every marriage works and after a time the couple realize they simply made a mistake. When this happens there is no need to associate the dissolution of the marriage with a high lawyer’s bill. Most marriages are rather simple affairs and the divorce does not need to be complicated. In cases like this there is no need to engage the services of a high end law firm, take advantage of smaller firms that offer a free consultation, use these as opportunities to shop for the best possible price.

If you have to appear in court with your Suffolk County divorce lawyer the bill can escalate quite quickly. The reason for a court appearance is when the divorce is contested. Make every effort to keep harmony between you and your spouse and keep the action uncontested if at all possible. Avoid getting into arguments that have no merit and are simply entered into out of malice or spite. This does nothing to enhance your chances; it only causes more involvement by your lawyer which means higher fees. Often, the resistance to settle small details ends up costing more in lawyer’s fees than the value of whatever the dispute was over.

In some cases the lawyer’s fees are set based on certain things which are expected to happen. For example, the fee that you are quoted may include helping the client get spousal support and child support. If these issues have been previously agreed upon by the parties involved, it may be possible to get the lawyer to reduce the fee as this facet of the divorce no longer exists.

If your marriage has broken down and you are looking for a Suffolk County divorce lawyer to represent you then you are invited to contact Larry McCord & Associates, LLC.

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