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Tips for reducing the overall cost of a Nevada divorce

For many Nevada couples, the prospect of a divorce can quickly lead to feeling overwhelmed. In particular, uncertainties about the ultimate cost of a divorce can bring a great deal of stress to both parties, and can even lead some to postpone filing. However, it is important for spouses to understand that there are steps that can be taken to greatly reduce the overall cost of a divorce.

Perhaps the most important step toward controlling costs is a sincere desire between spouses to emerge from the process with as much wealth as possible. When both parties are committed to saving money, it is far easier to make decisions that suit that goal. It can also be easier to identify when an issue is simply not worth arguing over, which can help with the process of dispute resolution.

In divorce, as in so many other arenas, time really is money. Couples who are able to move through a long list of topics quickly and effectively can save a great deal of time, which translates into savings on legal fees. While no one should feel rushed to make an important decision, many issues within a divorce can be resolved with a very small input of time.

Another tool that can greatly reduce the cost of a divorce is having a well-drafted prenuptial agreement in place. While couples without these contracts are behind the curve when it is time to file for divorce, it is always possible to learn from one’s mistakes, and to move into any subsequent marriage with a prenup in hand. By following these tips, many Nevada couples can preserve more of their marital wealth, which means there is more to divide and use to move forward in their new lives.

Source: Washington Times Communities, Which is more expensive, marriage or divorce?, Myra Fleischer Myra, Sept. 30, 2013

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