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Minimizing the costs of divorce in North Carolina

While some people are able to keep the costs of their divorce under control, others may end up with significant legal bills ranging into thousands of dollars. In most cases, however, it is possible for people to minimize their costs while still ensuring their rights are protected in their divorce.

In most cases, the reasons people may have ballooning legal expenses in their divorces are primarily due to their own actions. Some people make the mistake of having unnecessary emotional conversations with their attorney. Attorneys charge an hourly rate and must bill for all time spent on a case. These bills and the time include such things as time spent taking calls from clients or meeting with them. Instead of calling the attorney and scheduling appointments to discuss the emotional backlash associated with divorce, people may be better off reserving the resolution of the actual legal issues involved and instead talking about their other problems with their friends, family members or a therapist.

A closely associated issue that can drive up legal fees is litigating even small, unimportant issues rather than coming to an agreement on them. For example, arguing and litigating over such things as who will pay a very small monthly payment can result in thousands of dollars in litigation expenses that may far exceed years' worth of the payments. Similarly, arguing over things associated with minor parenting details can drive up costs, as court appearances, hearings and motions take time and cost money.

Going through a divorce is emotionally difficult for most people. By resolving to remember the role of a family law attorney, being honest and revealing income and assets to the other side and not litigating over the small issues, people can keep their costs down.

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