Welcome to money-issue Wednesday. We know of people who shell out thousands of dollars to pay their divorce lawyer and then turn around and say that they don’t have enough money to buy food, gas, and clothing.
Well, we guess that spending over $30,000 on legal fees doesn’t leave much for daily necessities.
The cost of a divorce is the product of the emotions you feed it. So take emotions out of the equation.
Before writing that next check, do a cost-benefit analysis and consider these 5 points:
1) Amicable divorces don’t cost lots of money.
2) The money you’re spending on lawyers could have bought you a new car, years worth of groceries, clothes for you and your kids, allowed you to make a downpayment on a house, and buy all of the things that you say you can’t afford.
3) Revenge may be sweet, but it may also leave you in the poorhouse.
4) A penny saved is a penny earned.
5) Unrealistic demands don’t have returns.
- A Guide to an Equitable Divorce – Reposted by JP and Tracy (recentlyseparatedwhatisnext.wordpress.com)
- Divorce Finances: How is “Fair” Determined – Posted by JP and Tracy (recentlyseparatedwhatisnext.wordpress.com)
- Help, I Can’t Afford a Divorce ! – Posted by JP and Tracy (2011)