Why does a divorce cost so much? I get asked this a lot. Attorneys want a lot of money for doing stuff. It might seem to you that it is way too much money. The fact is, the cost is often driven by the client, the other side, the court, and the other attorney. If you want a low cost divorce, you should get educated. How to make it low cost: decide how to divide everything. If you have questions, see a lawyer just to answer those questions. Read books. Read our Divorce Coach book. Read articles, read our web site, see our videos. These are all free. Once you know the rules of the game, you know how to play. You wouldn’t walk into a baseball game with football pads on. You wouldn’t try to play soccer with your hockey skates…you get the point. Divorce can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be. You can make a difference about the cost. So, get educated, ask questions and negotiate. Put on your cleats for your soccer game and use your hockey skates for the ice rink.