The average divorce in America costs $43,000. And this figure doesn’t include couples with very high incomes their divorces cost more or the cost of returning to court later to modify child support payments or settle other disputes.

Fortunately, you can control the costs by working together. Even though divorce is painful and you may not feel inclined to cooperate, it’s usually in your best interests. You will save a large amount of money, money that you need to start a new life, if you and your spouse can work together.