7 Ways to Separate Yourselves from the High Cost of Divorce

Undoing a marriage can be almost as costly as getting hitched in the first place. In a survey reported by CNNMoney, the average nuptials have hit $30,000. Meanwhile, a divorce can typically run you $15,000 to $20,000, according to the Huffington Post.

The estimates are only averages, of course; they may not be an accurate gauge for what either of those events would cost you. However, there's no question that for most people, these are serious expenses. And the limit in either case can be the boundary of outer space.

Racking up legal bills and court fees -- to say nothing of paying for private investigators and forensic accountants to find the assets you're sure are hidden -- can be too easy, particularly if you lust for vengeance.

If you're thinking about divorce, it's too late for a prenup. But you and the soon-to-be-ex can go for a saner and financially sensible breakup that will be easier on you both. Call it cost-conscious uncoupling.

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