You want to divorce your current spouse, but you do not want to go broke doing it. After all, the more money you have left after dissolving your marriage, the more financial support you have for life after divorce.
9 News provides tips for reducing the price of divorce. See where and how to save without compromising.
Save money on filing fees
If you file the divorce petition, ask about options for paying filing fees. For instance, if you do not have shared children with your spouse or have little property to divide, you could complete the petition yourself to save money.
You could also look into getting the filing fee waived. After submitting a written affidavit to a judge explaining your financial hardship, she or he may agree to waive the fee.
If your current spouse does not want to fight you and agrees to dissolve the marriage, you could save money by divorcing amicably. For instance, it costs more money when one spouse files a divorce petition and the other files a response. To avoid paying two fees, the responding spouse could write an answer to the petition as a formality rather than filing with the court. Another way to save on filing fees is for you and your soon-to-be-ex to file a joint divorce petition.
Get creative with legal fees
When you find the right legal representative, ask about your options for saving on legal fees. For instance, perhaps you could pay on a payment plan.
You could have more money-saving options for your divorce than you know. When you have the right insights, you have one less thing to worry about while ending your marriage.