Filing for divorce can be taxing mentally, emotionally, and financially. However, despite all of the chaos in your life, it is still quite possible for you to save money and make ends meet even as you go through the process of filing for divorce. With everything else happening, it would be a nice comfort knowing that your finances are still in working order.
With a few easy tips and tricks, you can stay afloat financially even when dealing with the individual aspects of divorce. Here are a few ways that you can make sure you make ends meet while you file for divorce.
Find the Best Lawyer for Your Budget
One of the biggest financial drains that can come with any legal matter has to be the cost of the attorney. When you decide to file for divorce and begin researching law firms, be sure to not just look at the quality of the work, but the value of their work for your budget. Set a budget and stick with it, and don’t break it even for the best lawyer in the business.
The truth is that there are multitudes of attorneys for all budgets, so you shouldn’t feel like you have to go bankrupt just so you can get the divorce the way that you want it to go. Stick to your guns and let the right lawyer for your price range find you.
Sell a Few Extra Things
Anything that was left that wasn’t yours or, as Marie Kondo says, no longer brings you joy should be sold so that you can have a little bit of extra cash to help you make ends meet during the time of this divorce. You may be surprised at the value of some things that you own, especially vintage clothes, toys, and vehicles.
There is a variety of apps, websites, and other places that you can go in order to sell some of your unwanted belongings and some people make an easy couple of hundred a month just by selling things on those sorts of websites.
Start a Fun Saving Project
Pinterest, Facebook, and other forms of social media are littered with fun savings challenges that you can embark on. You can save in fun, small ways like
- Saving every $5 bill that you encounter for a year
- Starting with $1 and doubling that every day until you’ve set aside $1,000 for rainy days
- Saving a quarter every day for a year
- Taking something you already spend, like a weekly coffee treat, and instead deposit that same amount into a savings account
With tricks like these, you can have some money set aside to help you pay bills, attorney costs, and other expenses that may naturally occur while you’re in the process of filing for a divorce.
Take on a Side Gig
While you might be wondering how you are supposed to take on a side gig while still attending all of the court proceedings that you need to as well as your day job, there are some jobs out there that allow you the flexibility to work anywhere you need to at any time that you need to as well.
Freelance writing, editing, and coding are all necessary professions that can help you pay the bills when the going gets tough. They can also provide you with necessary skills that jobs are looking for in case you ever decide to change careers as well. Learning new skills and getting better at your job is just one good side effect of getting the side gig as well as being able to have a little extra money for bills.
Finances Can Be Easy, Even When You File for Divorce
Having a little extra income never hurts, especially when you are filing for divorce. With these pieces of advice in mind, you can earn a little bit of extra cash in order to better make ends meet and live your best life while you file for divorce and start anew.
Never be afraid to start over and don’t let finances stop you from having the bright future that you deserve, either.