Three ways that your second divorce will be easier than your first

While statistics show that approximately one-half of all marriages end in divorce, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green University, between 60% to 65% of second marriages end in divorce. 

One common reason for a second divorce is that people tend to rush into a second marriage without taking the time to discover what they want out of life and what they are looking for with a new partner. 

Many are afraid to be alone, especially if they have been married for a long time. There is a tendency for some to rush into a new relationship and a second marriage for all the wrong reasons.

If you are considering divorce for a second time, the transition may be easier than expected, notwithstanding the possibility of financial complications. 

Three ways your second divorce will be easier:

  1. You understand the divorce court process.
  2. You are prepared emotionally.
  3. You know the type of help you need.

The help you need, no frills

Perhaps you are concerned about the costs of getting divorced for a second time. This is understandable because getting divorced can be expensive. The average cost of a divorce with a “full-scope” attorney is approximately $17,500, often more.

If you cannot afford to hire a full-scope attorney or feel that it’s not a necessary expense the second time around, you may be looking for a flat fee divorce option. At Green Giraffe Legal Services, we offer a free evaluation and an all-inclusive flat fee quote for couples that need the guidance to make their divorce affordable and less complicated.

Our team can assist you in preparation of all necessary court documents in most standard family law proceedings. A compressed example of our process:

  • Develop a plan for the divorce services needed
  • Assist with petitioning the court for divorce or responding to the petition for dissolution
  • Prepare legally mandated financial disclosures
  • Gather, fill out, and file all of the necessary divorce paperwork required by the courts
  • Prepare Marital Settlement Agreement
  • File a judgment with the court to finalize your divorce.

You may think that since you’ve gone through the process before, you can make it through the process without an attorney, thus avoiding their associated fees or expenses. However, at Green Giraffe Legal Services, we know that the smoothest way to complete your divorce is with the oversight of a qualified attorney. Our goal is still to make it as simple as possible for you and your spouse to get divorced without too much time spent navigating through the legal system.

The amicable way to handle divorce

If a couple can amicably determine what they need on their own the cost to divorce will be lower as attorney involvement will be minimal. Green Giraffe Legal Services provides great cost-saving options. In addition to our flat fee divorce option, we also offer clients unbundled legal services.

The benefit of unbundled legal help is that we have streamlined the process thereby saving money on attorney-led fees. However, all of our cases are overseen by attorneys. We also offer mediation services with an experienced attorney who will help you craft an agreement through a series of meetings, thus saving the cost of two attorneys and time in a courtroom. Contact our Orange County office to schedule a free evaluation.