Tips from Edmonton Family Lawyer to keep your family law matter costs down
Let’s admit it, nobody wishes to spend thousands of dollars on the lawyers’ fee. The good news is there are easy strategies to help you reduce family law costs.
1 Alternative dispute resolution options
To reduce the cost of divorce or separation, other than going straight to court, you should be open to all the different pathways available to you to reach an agreement. At Devgun Law, Family Lawyer, we can help you with making an informed choice between the different options available to you to reach an agreement, including:
- Family Mediation –Ajay Devgun is a Mediator and can help you to mediate divorce or separation matters.
- Collaborative Practice – Ajay Devgun is a Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer. Collaborative Family Divorce Separation Process is a non-adversarial team approach to problem-solving where the parties sign a contract not to go to Court and to put their children first. A team of professionals including financial and child experts assist the whole family to develop parenting arrangements and an asset distribution that meets the needs of the family.
- Lawyer Negotiation –When you are time poor or simply do not want to deal directly with the other party, this is a good option. The family lawyer conducts the negotiation on your behalf based on your instructions to them.
- Kitchen Table – Clients negotiate between themselves to reach an agreement and can have us as advisers in the background. Once an agreement is reached we then prepare the necessary documents to put the Agreement into effect and make it legally binding.
2 Hire the Right Family Lawyer
It’s important to seek out a family lawyer that suits you and is able to guide you through the process. Your family lawyer should be able to advise you on all things you need to organize prior to each consultation the reduce the amount of time consulting and corresponding in order to lower your legal bills.
3 Be prepared
Throughout the whole family law process being prepared and organized will help ensure your legal costs are kept under control.
Before all your meetings with your family lawyer make sure you have spent time organizing exactly what you wish to discuss and have your questions written down. Similarly, having all your documentation requested on hand and organized.
4 Be open and honest with your family lawyer
To receive the best and most effective plan for your family law matter it is crucial that you are open and honest with your family lawyer.
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