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Do all divorce cases have to be drawn out and expensive?

Most Utah readers know that ending a marriage can be a time-consuming and costly process. Between property division, legal fees and other expenses, individuals could face monetary difficulties while they attempt to finalize their divorce cases. Fortunately, there are steps that individuals could take in hopes of lessening the costs that they may have to contend with as their cases move forward.

Though some parties may go into their divorce proceedings with ideas of what they want, it may be beneficial to remain realistic about possible outcomes. While people certainly have the ability to fight for any outcome they desire, they may want to remember that the longer they attempt to obtain that perfect outcome, the more expenses they are racking up. Therefore, it may prove wise to realistically consider what areas are negotiable and what areas are not.

The need to be right can also prolong divorce proceedings and make situations more difficult. If a party feels that he or she cannot fully detach him or herself from an ex until that person acknowledges that first party was right about a certain situation, the divorcing couple may be in for a long process. Divorce is not about deciding who was right or wrong; it is about separating two lives so that each party can move forward independently.

The cost of divorce can depend heavily on the details of a particular case. Some individuals may be able to come to agreements quickly and, therefore, face fewer legal fees and other expenses. Others may take a considerable amount of time to work through the process, and find themselves facing mounting costs. If Utah residents are concerned about the potential expenses they may face, they could find it useful to gain more information on their divorce options.

Source: yourtango.com, "How To Make Your Divorce As Expensive As Humanly Possible", Arianna Jeret, March 21, 2018

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