How do I keep my attorney fees down in a divorce?

The most effective way to reduce attorney's fees is to settle the matters without litigation. This means that, in the interest of reducing costs, it is important that the parties determine to, in effect, "pick your fights."

If someone is willing to spend a great deal of money over a trivial issue, it is probably not in your interest to spend any money disputing that issue. On the other hand, if the issue is important and vital, you must weigh the costs of participation with respect to attorney's fees and the odds of victory on the issue in order to determine whether or not the expenditure in attorney's fees is cost effective.