What makes a divorce so expensive has a lot to do with conflicts and disagreements. Lack of frequent communication also doesn't help reduce costs. If you can handle your case using an alternative method to litigation, you're likely to find yourself saving some money. Do you know why divorces are so expensive? They are worth it.
I found Sara through a Facebook group for people looking for pro bono lawyers to handle their divorce cases. You may be able to reduce the overall costs of your divorce by considering family mediation to resolve disputes, creating an agreed parenting plan if you have children, and limiting contact with your divorce lawyer (while still reaching out to your lawyer when necessary). Sara's divorce is one of the most difficult types of contested divorce in which she and her husband disagree on financial and child custody issues. I couldn't get him to commit to meeting with me at half the cost, and since the loan was for a few more years, I didn't want to wait that long before I could file for divorce.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the Constitution guarantees Americans the right to a lawyer in criminal cases, but there is no such right for civil cases, in which matters such as eviction, child custody disputes, and divorce are litigated. In the end, someone who thought they would save time and money by taking over divorce work ends up having to hire an attorney anyway to help resolve the disaster. In an email, Judge Margaret Murphy, who oversees the Philadelphia divorce court, criticized the study, saying she ignored the fact that 1,587 people divorced without lawyers in the time period covered by the study, meaning that some people were clearly able to understand the process. After interviewing Sara, she continued to contact her local legal aid office, which has only two lawyers available to handle divorces in five counties.