Attorney’s Fees in the Millions

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To me, litigation is like brain surgery.  You don’t hire a neurosurgeon at the first sign of a headache, and in most cases (there are exceptions, of course) you don’t hire a litigator before you’ve explored approaches to solving your legal issues that are less expensive and less polarizing, especially when there are children involved in the divorce.  If the lawyer you consult doesn’t tell you about all of the various approaches to resolving your differences but immediately recommends litigation, my advice would be to see another lawyer, preferably one who has been trained in collaborative divorce.  As the article from D Magazine implies, a good portion of your marital estate can be unnecessarily spent on attorneys, rather than split between you and your spouse.

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