Amicable Resolutions and Divorce Costs
Under German law a lawyer is required to oversee divorce proceedings and to ensure that the case is processed properly. However, should a couple decide to end the divorce in an amicable and non-confrontational manner, it is possible to use one lawyer to ensure that the divorce is carried out. By doing so and thus only paying one lawyer’s fees, there is an immediate reduction in the divorce costs. However, this route is only recommendable when there is no conflict, and the split is amicable. Should there be conflict, it is recommended to have more than one lawyer overseeing the case.
In an amicable divorce situation there will be further savings as there will be less requirement to drag out a divorce case beyond what is strictly necessary. Resolving the divorce amicably will require some time to resolve several issues relating to child support and pension rights equalisation, but it can be worth it. An amicable divorce is most achievable should the couple have signed a prenuptial agreement before or during the marriage itself. A prenuptial agreement signed while marriage is strong can lead to the fair and equitable division of assets in the event of a divorce.
However, even in an amicable resolution there are costs to getting a divorce. Such costs include lawyers fees and court costs.