No one wants to spend more on a divorce than they have to, but how do you know what you should spend? If you are not Elizabeth Taylor, with her seven divorces, just dealing with attorneys and the courts is bewildering enough without the emotional turmoil most people experience. There are no hard and fast rules, but common sense can provide some help.
Whether you have a modest marital estate or a complex property division, one good rule of thumb is to remember that it is never "worth it" to spend more money fighting over an asset than it is worth. This may sound simple, but in the incendiary environment of some high-conflict divorces, the parties may adopt a scorched earth policy, where winning is everything, no matter how pyrrhic the victory.