(Closed) Bees that have been divorced or marrying some one that has been divorced – $$

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: If you have been divorced which was more expensive - the wedding or the divorce
    Wedding cost more than the divorce : (7 votes)
    41 %
    Divorce cost more than the wedding : (8 votes)
    47 %
    other : (2 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think my wedding costed more. BUT you have to keep in mind when you get divorced you are paying for BOTH the wedding and the divorce. and that’s not even counting the emotional cost.

    Post # 4
    11271 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @unixfairy:  well put.  fortunately my divorces (2) were not nearly as costly.  pre-nups put everything in place so there was zero discussion.  non-contested divorces. 

    my dh’s divorce was not so easy.  no children involved but she still contested everything.  his ex finally settled on what my dh offered 2 years prior = 2 years of lawyers and court.  bitch.

    i agree, weddings are a fraction of the cost of even just a standard non-contested divorce.

    Post # 5
    1185 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Divorce was more because I had to buy my way out of our underwater mortgage.

    Post # 6
    2748 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My divorce was incredibly “cheap” compared to others because we did a no-contest and no lawyer route. We only had to pay the court and paperwork fees, which are still pretty steep. It was only possible because we did not have any major assets like a house or car, nor did we have any children. 

    Post # 7
    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    FH’s divorce cost more than his wedding. He ended up with all her debts as well as the divorce costs. 

    Post # 8
    6123 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My first marriage we just went to the court house and out to lunch for under $100.

    My just recent wedding was more of a destination elopement for $7,000.


    But I think that is rare to have two elopements.


    My divorce cost me $23,000 – $1,200 in lawyer fees (the only out of pocket costs), $6,000 in retirement, and $16,000 to pay out my ex for his half of the house that I wanted to keep.  We did not have kids.

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