1. Spending too much time with your attorney
While it may be tempting to use your attorney as a shoulder to cry on, it’s not cost-effective. You’ll likely be billed for all the time you spend chatting about your problems, so stay focused and stick to the topics your attorney needs to discuss to represent you. Complaints about your in-laws aren’t relevant.
“Like most divorce lawyers, we bill hourly,” said New Hampshire attorney Andrew Winters. “We have a frank conversation with our clients at the time we are retained so that they know they are billed for all of our time in six-minute increments.”
One way to cut down on legal fees is to do some of the legwork yourself through an online site like RocketLawyer.