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What is the Real Cost of a Divorce in Edinburgh?

Whether you are about to begin the divorce process or it’s just an idea that you are currently toying with, you have probably considered how much it’s going to cost you. There are a lot of things that make up the cost of a divorce such as the court fees and hiring a specialist lawyer, and it does quickly add up. You will even need to consider how much you are likely to be spending on building a new life as an individual, as you are probably used to splitting bills and expenses. These are all things that you need to think about when working out how much a divorce is likely to cost you.

Keeping the Cost of Divorce in Edinburgh Low

There’s no denying that divorce is expensive, it’s something that most people are well aware of before even beginning the legal process. Let’s face it, nobody has ever assumed that going through a divorce is going to be a cheap and cheerful walk in the park. More often than not, divorce ends up being even more expensive than a lot of people initially realise. However, that’s not to say that every divorce has to break the bank. By taking the correct steps and seeking professional legal assistance, it is possible to keep the cost of a divorce in Edinburgh relatively low. This is even easier if you and your ex-partner are in agreement and nothing is being contested. It’s when there are disagreements and conflicts that the cost of a divorce tends to rise dramatically, as everything must be carefully considered and compromises must be made.

How you choose to deal with your divorce can really affect the overall cost, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. If there’s nothing to dispute, your divorce will be on the more affordable side of things. Plus, it’s likely to be finalised a lot quicker. If both of you agree on the major points of separating your lives such as child custody, the division of assets and how you will be splitting the finances, you probably won’t find the cost of divorce to be alarmingly high. You will need to pay the mandatory court filing fees. Even if you choose to handle your divorce yourself without a lawyer, you will still need to pay these court fees as everyone applying for a divorce is required to do so. But, you probably won’t find yourself laden with many other expenses. A divorce of this kind when there are no disputes is referred to as an uncontested divorce, and it’s certainly a simpler and cheaper way of doing things. However, it’s not always possible and many couples are faced with a contested divorce.

Choosing to handle a divorce yourself does have its disadvantages, such as there being no guarantee that you are going about things the right way. If you and your ex-partner are not in agreement on everything and even if you are it’s best to get a divorce lawyer. Though you will need to pay for their time and services, you can save money in the long run. For example, a divorce lawyer can ensure that you are getting a fair share of assets and joint finances. Nobody wants to finalise a divorce only to realise that they were entitled to a lot more than they realised and they have actually ended up considerably out of pocket, or with their ex-partner walking away with far more. With a divorce lawyer in your corner, the entire process of getting divorced is a lot simpler and a lot less stressful. You can relax knowing that an expert is taking care of everything, so you can focus on rebuilding your life.

It’s hard to put an exact figure on the real cost of a divorce in Edinburgh as it really does differ from couple to couple, but you should always consider the cost of the inevitable lifestyle changes that a divorce brings. For example one or both of a divorcing couple will usually need to buy a new home. Similarly, one of you may need to buy a new car as this is not an asset that will continue to be shared. There’s evidence to suggest that the real cost of a divorce is even more substantial than initial estimations, especially when you take into account that a lot of expenses will no longer be split between two incomes. Of course, if you are keen to get a divorce then this cost is something that is worth bearing and most people who are divorcing think the costs are worth it. A divorce provides you with a clean break, a legal separation, and most importantly an ability to move on with your life.

Cost of Divorce at Cath Karlin Family Law

At Cath Karlin Family Law, I understand that divorce can be costly. It doesn’t matter how hard you try to keep the cost as low as possible, you and your ex-partner will always end up paying something. This is often a lot more than people initially realise before going into a divorce and the total cost does vary hugely depending on your individual circumstances. Luckily, there are things that you can do to ensure that your divorce is as affordable as possible. There is no reason as to why a divorce needs to cost an arm and a leg, not when there are ways to keep the cost low. With an expert divorce lawyer helping out, you can relax knowing that you are not going to be paying any more than is necessary.

As someone who has a lot of experience in guiding people through the divorce process, I am able to provide you with professional legal assistance. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a contested or uncontested divorce, you can count on me to fight for what you truly deserve. To find out more about the cost of divorce in Edinburgh or to take the first step towards beginning the legal process, get in touch. Contact Cath Karlin Family Law on 0131 357 1515 or via the online contact form.