You have a legal problem that’s brewing and you’re really worried about what the costs of a legal battle will be.
Unfortunately, the longer you leave it, the more it might cost you.
But you have to also think about the costs other than just the financial costs. Think about the cost of time and you being able to get on with your life, think about the cost of your mental load, and the stress, and the emotional turmoil that you will have, think about the cost on your family as well.
There are many costs of a legal battle, and you need to be aware of your own values and what’s most important to you.
There are ways to manage those financial costs, in terms of legal costs, as well as the money you have to spend to resolve it.
Finding the right lawyer is really important for starters, and how lawyers charge is also really important. One of the key lessons in my How to Find and Hire the Right Lawyer course is all about how lawyers charge. You should be looking for a lawyer who does fixed-fee billing so that you are aware up-front of what the costs will be.
Or you should be looking for a lawyer who does unbundled legal services. They don’t just take over the whole matter, they just do the bits and pieces that you want them to do. And they’re available for you at certain points in your matter, but you keep far more control. That will also keep your costs down.
The other thing is that there are a lot of free resources and a lot of free dispute resolution services that are available to you as well. And so knowing where to find those, knowing what is available to you is really important.
Part of what Legally Wise Women does as well, is teaching you how to find the relevant, free legal resources that are available to you so that you can resolve things in a way that keeps your costs down, including those non-financial costs. So it can be resolved quickly, and you can remove that stress from you sooner rather than later.