When your friends or family members across California go through contentious divorces, it may give you the impression that all divorces must end in name-calling, hurt feelings and drained bank accounts, but in actuality, this is far from the case. At the Law Office of Lily L. Huang, I understand that saving money is often a priority for someone in your shoes, and I have helped many people in similar situations avoid dipping into their savings to finance their divorces.
According to Forbes, there are a number of efforts you can make to cut costs amid divorce, and they all share something of a common theme: collaboration. For example, not every divorce has to come down to bickering and fighting over every last lawn chair or lamp. Instead of prolonging a legal fight with your spouse over a desire to prove some sort of point, try to recognize that time is money, and the more time you spend fighting your spouse on trivial matters, the more money you will shell out just to do so.
Amicable divorce allows you and your former partner to sort through your issues in a relaxing, noncontentious environment where the main goal is coming to an agreement, rather than beating an adversary. While recognizing how to pick your battles can save you big during your divorce, so, too, can learning to pick and choose what assets or personal items are truly important. Too often, those going through divorces waste time arguing over every last item they once shared when they could, instead, accept the loss, move on and not waste money arguing over the inevitable.
It is completely understandable that you may have hurt feelings following a divorce, but you do not need to let them drag your bank account down, too. You can find out more about amicable divorce on our webpage.