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IL divorce attorneyDivorce is expensive and anyone going through it usually looks to cut costs any way they can. Much of the cost of divorce stems from court fees, mediation costs, and other expenses. Still, there is no denying that your attorney fees will also contribute to the cost of divorce. You should work with an attorney when getting divorced, as legal representation will ensure that you receive a fair settlement. However, the below tips can help you reduce the attorney fees you pay so you can lower the cost to some extent.

Respond to Your Lawyer Promptly

Throughout your divorce case, your lawyer will need to contact you for a variety of reasons. They may ask you to review pleadings, or need additional facts to help with your case. If you do not respond right away, your attorney may have to spend time calling you regularly and trying to track you down. The more your lawyer has to contact you, the more fees they will likely charge. Responding to your lawyer promptly will not only keep costs down, but also ensure that you do not miss any important deadlines in your case.

Provide Discovery Documents Quickly

Discovery is a phase most divorce cases go through. During this stage, each side will ask the other party for information such as financial documents and when they do, you are obligated to provide them with it. Discovery is a very important aspect of any divorce case, and it is likely that you have information that your lawyer does not.

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