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Focus on the Big Picture, Not on Getting the Cheapest or Quickest Divorce

May 28, 2020

You can’t wait to get out of your marriage. You have had enough or your spouse’s extravagant spending, refusal to hold a job, and constant sabotage of your attempts at happiness and financial stability. Even though your new life as a single person making progress toward your financial goals is on the horizon, trying to rush through your divorce is a mistake. Likewise, if you just focus on getting the cheapest divorce possible, it will cost you more in the long run. Instead, decide what the most important goals in your divorce are, and focus on achieving them. Even if it takes more time or money than you were hoping, you will eventually be happily divorced on terms that are fair to you. The family law attorneys at Iwanyshyn & Associates can help you finalize your divorce without unnecessary expense or delays.

Do-It-Yourself Divorce Is Not for Everyone

It is possible to get a divorce without hiring a lawyer, but do-it-yourself divorce only works well if your situation is uncomplicated. If you and your spouse were married a short time, own little or no property together, and do not have children together, then you do not have much to lose if you file the divorce complaint and follow the steps of the divorce process without a lawyer. If you and your spouse do not have any conflicting requests about how to divide the marital property, you might even be able to file for an uncontested divorce. Even if you are planning to file for an uncontested divorce, it is a good idea to meet with a lawyer at least once to review the requests you are making and their implications. You and your spouse can even meet with the lawyer if you prefer.

Choose Your Battles

You have probably read stories in the news about couples who racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorneys’ fees while their divorce case dragged on for years. The court is not a place to vent your anger at your spouse or try to get the judge to punish your ex for breaking your heart or sabotaging your financial plans. Working with a lawyer from the time you file for divorce, or even before, can help you focus on what you really want out of your divorce. Maybe it is important for you to continue being a stay-at-home parent. Maybe you want to keep the family business that you and your ex started together. To have a painless divorce, identify the things that matter most to you and then decide that everything else is just details, not worth fighting about.

Iwanyshyn & Associates Helps You Get to the Post-Divorce Life You Want

The people who finalize their divorce simply by filing forms through a phone app are the exception, and so are the ones who deplete their marital wealth through endless divorce battles. It is possible to have a relatively stress-free divorce, but it requires some investment of time and money. Contact Iwanyshyn & Associates in Pittsburgh about divorce cases.