When considering divorce it is important to be as financially prepared as possible. Many times people realize to late just how draining a divorce can be to personal finances. Most divorces do not go smoothly and costs can climb at a rapid rate.
Some areas where cost can escalate are obtaining records, depositions, numerous court hearings on pre-trial motions. Those are just some associated with your attorney’s representation and preparation of your case. Other areas can be much worse and affect you individually. Items such as continued payments of insurance, mortgages, car payments, and utilities some times for numerous homes can be draining. Not to mention that there could be temporary orders for alimony or child support.
If considering divorce it is always a good idea to first make a financial plan that considers some or all of these factors and any other that may apply.