A contested divorce which goes to court can easily cost you $40 or $50,000.
You will not get away with less than a $10,000 legal bill if you need a lawyer in a divorce battle.
A full trial will easily cost you in excess of $50,000.
In Canadian courts, the loser pays court costs and a significant portion (half to two thirds or so) of the legal fees for the winner.
Divorce battles can go on for years. Women never forgive and never forget. They want vengeance at any cost. We will get attacked by women for telling the truth, but we ignore them.
How It Can Help In Controlling Divorce Costs
Mediators are neutral third parties who will help the couple cut through the nonsense and reach an agreement for their divorce. The couple avoids the costs of litigation. The mediator helps the parties communicate amicably and reasonably to reach a fair and equitable arrangement for their divorce and related matters. Be careful about choosing mediators. Double check their qualifications.
Arbitration Is Binding Mediation
It may be used when couples want to agree, but need a little push.
Many lawyers now offer collaboration which simply means the lawyers abandon their usual adversarial approach and all parties work together to sort out the problems out of court and without the insanity of law suits, motions, counter motions, threats and counter threats.