We want to think of
divorce as the worst-case situation; the last resort. Nevertheless, if divorce
becomes the last resort, know that there are ways to save money. Divorce,
like any other major event, requires advance planning. You can do a few
things without an attorney such as close joint accounts, start individual
accounts, work out a financial plan - common sense moves that will benefit
Here's one tip that rarely gets on the "top 10 things to do when
getting a divorce" – don't use your attorney as your therapist.
Okay. Take a moment and get over it - but I'm very serious. An attorney's
role is to counsel people about their rights under the law, help them
define what they want from their divorce, devise a strategy to reach the
client's end goals and assist their clients under the law with various
issues and motions that might come up through their divorce.
It is not the role of your attorney to deal with the emotional aspects
affecting you through your divorce. More important, you do not want to
pay $300 plus dollars an hour to have your attorney hand you a box of
tissues. Nothing against therapists, but that's the role of a marriage
counselor. If you find that there are a lot of emotional issues involved
in your divorce or it is a very contentious divorce you might want to
hire a therapist in addition to your attorney.
Any good attorney will be able to recommend a good therapist and it will
surely be a much cheaper and more beneficial way to deal with the high
stress a divorce can place on an individual. The most important thing
to remember is that when making decisions with your attorney you want
to try to make these from a rational standpoint, not an emotional one.
Typically, it is the emotional decisions that cause divorces to be costly
and more often than not you end up with the same result had you not engaged
in such a contentious battle with your ex-spouse.
Seeking an attorney you can trust to handle your Irvine divorce? Contact
The Buncher Law Corporation today to schedule an appointment with a member of