If you’re considering divorce as an option, there are a few things to keep in mind as you consider an attorney. Here are three tips to keep in mind to save you time and money.

  1. Be Prepared & Prompt. You will be asked to provide financial information and other documentation to aid the Court in dividing the martial estate. Providing information to your attorney quickly will save you time and money. Depending on the court, those with children may be required to participate in parenting classes either online or in person. Prompt attendance and/or completion will further aid in reducing expenses. Finally, prompt responses to information requests, settlement negotiations and the like will aid the attorney in keeping your matter on track and reduce the time and expense of following up.
  2. Cooperate & Possess A Productive Attitude. Working together toward a customized resolution, can also save time and money. While not always possible, an agreement allows parties to customize a plan for their unique circumstances. Remaining open-minded can aid the parties in reaching an amicable solution. On the other hand, if a party is vindictive or mean-spirited, the result provokes additional communication exchanges, Court appearances, and potential sanctions for the behavior, which delay the process and cost all parties more time and expense.
  3. Be Organized. Organizing questions and concerns so they may all be discussed at one time rather than on separate occasions will aid in reducing time and expense. Whether in person, via phone, or via email, a party will be billed for each individual contact so significant monies can be saved if the questions or issues are consolidated into one meeting or communication rather than several. PLEASE NOTE: If there is an emergency issue, DO NOT DELAY communication.

The office of Taylor, Chadd, Minnette, Schneider & Clutter provides legal representation on behalf of clients. As part of that service, it is essential to develop a relationship with each client and understand the dynamics of each individual’s situation. While we enjoy our clients and developing relationships, it is important to remember our objective of mitigating costs while providing effective representation. Although our firm has knowledge and experience and can provide valuable insight, there may come a point when a party might benefit more from a mental health provider. We are happy to provide references upon request.