A divorce affects you mentally as well as financially. Mentally because you're emotionally hurt and financially because you need to take care of property rights, child custody rights, court expenses, and to top it all, the fees of a lawyer. Truth is, a good lawyer's fee might blow away all your hard-earned money.
While filing for a divorce, both the parties face several monetary setbacks. People who are from a middle class family for example, with a low annual income, have problems in getting hold of good lawyers. These tips, however, might come as a relief.
Tips to Follow
Learn from Experiences
Talk to people who've got a divorce. They already know half the things you might end up paying for. Secondly, you'll get references of quite a few lawyers yourself. Maybe someone can put in a word for you.
Legal aid is available to people who don't have money to file a divorce or to pay a lawyer. However, different governments and organizations offer different types of aid. Talk to a few people regarding these options. Hunt for support groups on the Internet; these can be of help.
Talk To Your Partner
In a divorce, the lawyers charge you more as division of the property takes a lot of time, thus costing you more. It takes time to come to a conclusion as to who will take what and how much, how the property will be divided, in whose custody will the child be, etc. All this goes on for days, giving the lawyers a chance to milk out more money from you. So, it is best that before you approach a lawyer, you sit with your spouse and discuss the way you both want things to be. The only thing left after this is paperwork, which the lawyers have to do, and they will charge very little for that.
A lot of legal firms have their own websites. Check these websites and the profiles of lawyers who work for them. Gather as much information as possible. Sometimes, you will find freshers who can help you for cheap.
Now that you're equipped with these tips, start your hunt soon. The best option is to mutually solve as many issues as you can with your partner.