Can you afford to get divorced?

Can You Afford to Get Divorced?
Westfield Mediation, LLC
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There are really two parts to the question — “Can you afford to get divorced?” One, can you afford to go through the process of separating from your spouse and two, can you afford to live on your own.

The process of getting divorced can be expensive. One way to minimize the costs is to go through divorce mediation. In mediation, instead of each spouse hiring a lawyer, they use one mediator to help them come to an agreement on issues of parenting, child support, alimony and distribution of assets and debts. The process saves time and money and allows for creative solutions. In addition, while lawyers may ask for a large retainer up-front, mediation is often “pay-as- you-go”, allowing you more financial flexibility. By using one less expensive mediator instead of two high priced lawyers, divorce mediation offers a cost-effective path.

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