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You Can Reduce Legal Fees in a Divorce by Acting Reasonably

The divorce process can be quite costly, depending on the circumstances. This is one of the main reasons why both parties will attempt to avoid litigation as much as possible—they don’t want to rack up any more court fees than absolutely necessary.

Even divorce cases that are settled outside of court can still result in a lot of expenses, though. One of the best things you can do to avoid these expenses getting out of hand is to avoid big arguments during the divorce process.

Here are some tips for avoiding a particularly contentious divorce to help you slash some of your legal fees.

  • Be professional in communications: This can be easier said than done for some people, but it behooves you to be as professional and cordial in all of your communications with your spouse as possible. This will help you to avoid escalating any situations that could create unnecessary tension or conflict.
  • Be willing to compromise: It is nearly certain that you will not get everything out of the divorce you would hope for in an ideal world. You’re going to have to be ready to give in some areas. Your willingness to negotiate and compromise will make a big difference in terms of how long it takes you to get through the case and how much you can expect to pay in legal fees.
  • Be completely honest: Never try to conceal assets—this will come back to haunt you later on, and cost you more money if and when you get caught.

For more tips about cutting some of your legal fees during the divorce process, contact an experienced Minnesota divorce lawyer at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.

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  • "Tori had a thorough understanding of my situation and made excellent recommendations to resolve my concerns. She was persistent on communication and handled everything in a very timely manner. I would definitely hire her again in the future if needed." - M.K.

  • "With Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A., it is like having a family physician. They are all knowledgeable, thorough, comforting, and the only call I need to make for all my legal needs for many years to come. No matter what the matter, I totally trust their advice and commitment to me and my family." - J.N.

  • "Mary from APH Law helped me thru a difficult divorce. She and the entire staff was there for me every step of the way helping me on what to do next. They listened to what I wanted and helped me achieve what matter the most to me in the divorce settlement." - Dana C.

  • "I chose APH after my initial consultation with Mary. I felt my best interest would be represented. The entire process went excellent, the attorneys and staff communicated effectively and efficiently with me throughout the process as they needed to. Being new to the legal process and verbiage, they walked me and talked me through the next steps and the jargon, I felt completely comfortable and represented. I hope I never have to use legal services again but if I do I will call Mary at APH Law and know that I will be taken care of." - Jeff M.

  • "Divorce is a time of emotion and stress. Mary Pfeifer , My lawyer was professional and compassionate. She was very informative through the process. Her insight helped me in my decisions. She worked hard to obtain a settlement which was fair to both parties. Though, I hope I won't need her help again. It is reassuring to know a good person that is willing to help." - Rod S.

  • "I first came to Ms. Jacquelyn Lutz of Appelhof, Pfeifer and Hart in October of 2016. It was definitely the worst time in my life and she compassionately spoke with me about my options. Ms. Lutz thoroughly explained the laws, statutes, process and what to expect going forward. What was supposed to be one case, turned into three intricate cases that took a huge toll on me and my family. Ms. Lutz represented me in court on all three cases with a vast knowledge of the laws and how to proceed accordingly. During all three cases she kept me informed, calm, gave me resources to utilize, and (most important) gave me a realistic view of what may come next. Ms. Lutz knew each case required a great deal of knowledge and creative thinking on how to legally proceed forward with each case. My family and friends are forever grateful for the amazing representation by Ms. Lutz. I highly recommend Ms. Lutz for anyone needing or considering superb representation for any kind of family law. " - M.H.

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