People often worry about cost in the aftermath of divorce. Some worry more about expenses like alimony or child support, and others worry about a lower quality of life once all parties sign the paperwork 
 
However, many people forget that divorce itself can be quite expensive. Fortunately, there are ways to save money on the cost of the process. According to Forbes Magazine, having your financials in order prior to contacting a divorce lawyer can save you a lot of money. 
 
Why do financials cost so much? 
 
Remember that lawyers work on an hourly basis, with a system commonly referred to as “billable hours.” Any work that your lawyer does for you is at an hourly rate. Clients who do not have their financials in order prior to contacting a divorce attorney will often end up spending a lot of money for the lawyers to do research. 
 
Essentially, it is vital that the courts understand all financial assets involved with a divorce. If you have all of this in order prior to contacting the divorce lawyer, you will save a lot of money and time. 
 
What else can I do to save? 
 
Of course, your lawyer should provide you with competent and caring advice should you ask for it. However, it is a good idea to keep your conversations with your lawyer short, as this time is also charged under billable hours. 
 
Having your affairs in order and communicating directly with short emails to your lawyer will help you save a lot of money on the divorce process. It will also help the process go much quicker and smoother.