What can someone do to keep the cost of the divorce litigation process down?
Indiana family lawyer Melissa J. Avery answers.
Most family law attorneys charge an hourly rate and bill based on the amount of time they spend working on your case. Providing your attorney with the information they request in a timely manner and in an organized fashion will allow your attorney to work more efficiently. This will result in lower costs. In addition, grouping your questions into one email or phone call as opposed to contacting your attorney multiple times during the day or week will also help minimize fees.
The best way to lower your overall cost is to listen to your attorney’s advice regarding the reasonableness of a settlement offer, and to make decisions during your case that take into account what you hope to achieve, the likelihood of success, and the cost of pursuing your goal. While the total cost of a family law case cannot be controlled by one party alone, following these suggestions will significantly reduce your fees.
Melissa J. Avery is a family lawyer in Indiana www.bkrfamilylaw.com