How to have an Affordable, Cost Effective Divorce

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If you’re considering divorce, you’re probably aware that it won’t be cheap. Throw in a custody battle and you’re looking at increasing costs.

At the Sisemore Law Firm, we’re in the business of moving the case along – not gauging our Tarrant County area clients for money – helping them succeed grows our business.

So before you go into battle for child custody or divorce, make sure you’ve considered your options and are prepared. Here are a few key considerations we like our clients to make before starting the divorce process that will help them save money, and keep the divorce as cost effective as possible. 

  1. Listen to your Divorce Attorney
    When clients do things contrary to their lawyers’ advice, they’re going to spend a lot more money. As long as clients are proactive and involved, they will be in a good position to control the case. The less proactive you are, the more money you’re going to spend.
  2. Go with a Child Custody Pro
    When children are involved, you’ll need a child custody lawyer who knows the best way to navigate through the ins and outs of the legal proceedings. Our firm has stayed at the forefront of the ever-evolving developments in Texas family law and can develop a unique child custody solution for your family. This will save you time and money.
  3. Get Your Details in Order – Discovery
    The purpose of discovery is to get the documents into admissible form for the courts. This part of the divorce process is painful and emotional. There are so many questions and there is a ton of information to go through, but doing a thorough job can save you money (and time!) on your divorce because you’ve equipped your lawyer with good information.
  4. Think Before You Dial
    You can save a lot of money on your divorce by not sending too many emails or making a lot of phone calls to your attorney. I get paid by the hour. I’ll come over and shine your shoes at our rate per hour if you ask me to. But don’t waste your dollars calling me for every question you have. This is going to really run up your divorce costs. Which leads me to my next suggestion:
  5. Utilize Our Team of Experts
    My team at here at Sisemore Law Firm are experts at walking my clients through the divorce and child custody process. So instead of coming to me directly with questions, emails and paper work concerns, work with my staff. Their hourly billing rates are lower. This is really going to help keep your divorce cost down.
  6. Avoid Trial
    If possible, try to get your divorce settled in mediation. If you have a good mediator, you can get a better deal. Trial prep is costly, so avoid it at all costs (pun intended). You want the case to settle before it goes to court because it will save you money.
  7. Consider Your Situation – Do you really need a big shot lawyer?
    I tell my clients the truth. There are some family law cases where there just aren’t that many assets or any kids. In these cases, you probably don’t need our firepower.
  8. Get a Consultation
    Our Tarrant County family law attorneys offer a confidential consultation for our clients to begin developing a strategy for protecting assets and your kid(s) during a divorce. Call us at 817-336-4444.