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Crowdfunding a Divorce to Help with the Costs

Getting a divorce is not only difficult, but it’s also pretty expensive. There are just so many things you need to pay for. These include lawyer’s fees, filing fees, and other fees that might come along as the divorce goes on. Some people end up incurring debt or sometimes they might not even be able to continue paying for their divorce. Is there any way to avoid this from happening? Well, yes. Aside from the usual way of borrowing money from friends or relatives, you can actually crowdfund your divorce too.

I Can Do That?

Believe it or not, you can actually crowdfund your divorce. In this day and age, doing something like that isn’t so far-fetched anymore. Crowdfunding is basically just asking people to help give you money for a certain cause. In this case, it would be for your divorce. Crowdfunding allows you to reach out to other people online and lets you appeal to the kindness of their hearts. Many people are willing to help you pay for whatever fees needed to go on with your divorce. It’s pretty much like just asking for people for money, but online. Most people are kind enough to extend a little help if they know it will help someone in need.

How Do I Get Started?

If you have exhausted all your options for finding extra cash to help pay for your divorce, then crowdfunding would definitely be an option. The first thing you need to do is look for a website that allows you to crowdfund. There are lots of websites that can help you with that. But it’s also good to make sure that you’re aware of the terms and conditions of the crowdfunding site. After all, you wouldn’t want to find out last minute that the site gets a cut from the money raised.

After you find a site, the next thing you should do is basically write your appeal. Basically, tell people why you need their help and their money. The better your reason is, the higher the chance people out there will be willing to help. Then you either just wait for the amount you need to be met or the deadline that you’ve set up. Each site is different, so it’s best you look at as many as you can.

Tell your story and explain how a little can go a long way. People are inclined to help someone they can relate to or someone who has touched their hearts.

Luckily, there are more ways to ask for help financially, with crowdfunding now being an option. But remember, before considering crowdfunding, make sure you’ve exhausted any and all possible options you have to help pay for the divorce fees.

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Mr. Hutton is a Divorce and Custody Lawyer based out of Round Rock, TX. His background is with child psychology at Arizona State University where he received a B.S. in 2006, and he continued this by working with the Children’s Right’s Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2009. Throughout his practice, he has been a strong proponent of utilizing modern technology to improve his practice and the representation of his clients. He currently is the technology chair of CAFA of Travis County and is committed to improving and modernizing the practice of law in Texas. If you have any questions you can contact him at

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