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Tips for Saving Time and Money in the Divorce Process

The divorce process can take a lot of time and money. The good news is there are ways you can minimize how much of both of those resources you lose.

Here are a few tips that can help you save both time and money when getting a divorce.

  • Collect documents: As soon as you are certain you’re going to move forward with a divorce, begin collecting important documents that you’ll need for your case. This includes tax returns, bank statements, pay stubs and anything else that will provide insight into your wealth and owned assets. You’re going to have to have all this information eventually anyway, so it is best to get ahead of the game so you’re able to quickly produced this documentation when asked for it during discovery.
  • Consider mediation: The best way to expedite your divorce is to keep it out of the courts. Whenever possible, you and your souse should agree on issues yourselves and formulate your own plans. Mediators can help guide you through these negotiations and make it easier for you to find common ground. Going through the courtrooms can result in significant delays and expenses, so it’s best to avoid it as much as possible.
  • Get an attorney early: Get an attorney for your case as soon as possible so you they can work with you on all the tasks you need to accomplish to speed up your divorce process. They’ll be able to answer any questions you have and remove any guesswork you might otherwise have to go through.
  • Consider a postnuptial agreement: A postnuptial agreement is sort of like a prenup, just made after you’re married. It outlines how you’ll handle various matters should you get divorced, meaning you’ll already have a set of instructions for how to proceed with some of the more important issues of your divorce.

For more information about saving time and money in the divorce process, contact an experienced Minnesota lawyer at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.

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