Getting a divorce is going to cost you some money. There are things you don't want to scrimp on -- like having experienced legal representation. However, how much your divorce ends up costing you largely depends on you and your spouse.
The more time you have to spend in court, the costlier your divorce will be -- not just in money, but in time and stress. If you and your spouse can resolve all or at least most of your issues through negotiation, with the help of your attorneys, you can avoid having to go to court to seek a judge's ruling. That means you save on the number of hours your attorney has to spend preparing to present your case -- and the number of hours you can be billed for.