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  • Se'Lena Wingfield, Ph.D.

How to Save Money During a Divorce


Divorce is a difficult and often expensive process. Fortunately, there are ways to save money during a divorce. Here are some tips to help you save:

  1. Create a budget: Create a budget to track your expenses and identify areas of potential savings.

  2. Negotiate settlement: Try to negotiate a settlement with your spouse instead of going to court. This can save a lot of money in court costs and attorney fees.

  3. Do it yourself: If you are able to, try to do as much of the paperwork yourself as possible. This will save you money in attorney fees.

  4. Consider alternative dispute resolution: Consider alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or arbitration. This can be a more cost-effective way to resolve your divorce.

  5. Be mindful of taxes: Be mindful of the tax implications of any settlement. This can help you save money in the long run.

  6. Have realistic expectations: Don't expect to get everything that you want. Having realistic expectations can help you save money in the long run.


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