The cost of divorce will vary from case to case because every marriage and situation is different. However, there are some ways to get an idea of how much you will spend.
In general, you will spend the lowest amount of money if you have an uncontested divorce. That is a situation where you and your spouse agree on everything. All you need is to complete the paperwork and get the judge to sign off. Contested divorces, where you cannot agree, will cost more, and there are several factors that will influence the final amount you spend.
Agreement on details
If you disagree on even one item, you have a contested divorce. If you have to spend months negotiating and going back and forth over every detail, you will spend a lot more money than if you can agree on most of the points. Being difficult and trying to avoid any agreement will only hurt your bank account.
Time spent in court
Time is money when it comes to any legal matter. You will spend more the longer it takes to get to the final divorce decree. You should aim to find ways to speed up the process and work through the issues as quickly as possible.
Using resources that allow you to work on your case outside the courtroom will help. You should look into alternative options, such as mediation. You can work on issues that may enable you to come to an agreement without needing the court’s help.
The cost of a divorce is very dependent on you and your spouse. If you can move through the process smoothly, then you can save money.