How Divorce Attorneys Help You Avoid Financial Disaster After Divorce
Many people are concerned about the costs of hiring divorce attorneys and about the expenses associated with divorce. Worry over money is justified when a marriage ends. Divorce costs, on average, $15,000 to $20,000, according to the Huffington Post. This is a substantial amount of money for most people. For those with lots of wealth, divorce can also become exponentially more expensive because having substantial assets makes ending a marriage even more complex.
While it is easy to focus on how high the costs of divorce are, it is important to remember that you also face potential financial trouble when a divorce comes to an end and your marriage is actually dissolved. You need to make smart money moves during the process of ending your marriage so you can be on firm financial footing once you are newly single.
Experienced Orange County divorce attorneys can help you to make the choices during the dissolution of your marriage that will put you in a better financial position once your marriage is over. Find out more from Brown & Charbonneau, LLP about how we can help you to avoid financial disaster after divorce.
How Divorce Attorneys Help You Protect Finances During Divorce
During a divorce, an attorney can provide you with assistance in reducing the costs associated with ending your marriage. By advising you on the legal steps you need to take and helping you to understand your rights, your attorney can help you to get divorced as quickly as possible. The sooner your marriage is ended, the sooner you can become single and start to take control over your own financial security.
Divorce attorneys can also help you to explore ways to keep the costs down during the process of divorcing. For example, litigated divorces are typically the most expensive while a negotiated divorce can cost far less. By helping you to understand California laws on support, custody, and property division, your attorney can help to make it more likely you’ll be able to successfully negotiate a divorce settlement. Your attorney can also negotiate on your behalf and advise you of your rights, further reducing the possibility of litigation. All of this can save you a lot of money as your marriage comes to an end.
How Divorce Attorneys Help Protect Finances After Divorce
While reducing the costs of divorce is important, you also need to make sure your divorce settlement agreement provides you with financial security after your marriage is over. This means either successfully negotiating a reasonable deal on property division or convincing the court to give you a fair divorce settlement during litigation.
Orange County divorce attorneys can help you to obtain financial records and find hidden money if your ex is trying to cheat you out of money and property you should be entitled to. Your attorney can also assist you in making convincing arguments regarding why you need spousal support or why you should not have to pay your ex a fortune in support.
Attorneys can also provide advice that can help you to maintain your financial security in other ways. For example, when dividing up debt in divorce, your attorney can provide advice on making sure you don’t get stuck paying for debts your ex incurred. If you have joint accounts, even if your divorce agreement says your ex should pay, creditors could still potentially come after you since you co-signed for the debt. Your lawyer will advise you on the possibility of refinancing the debt or addressing it in other ways so you do not face the risk of having your credit ruined or having creditor claims made against you down the line.
Knowing all of the complex rules for dividing money and property is hard, but understanding these rules can help you to be more financially secure when your marriage is over. Brown & Charbonneau, LLP knows the rules and we can help you to make California law work for you as your marriage ends.
Getting Help from Orange County Divorce Attorneys
Brown & Charbonneau, LLP provides you with invaluable assistance in understanding California laws applicable to division of property and support in divorce proceedings. Our legal team knows the ins-and-outs of negotiating or litigating a divorce so you can end up with an outcome that leaves you as financially stable as possible.
To find out more about the ways in which Orange County divorce attorneys can help you to protect your post-marriage financial stability, give us a call at (866)237-8129 or contact us online to speak with a member of our legal team about your situation.