How Much Does a Divorce Cost?
The cost of your divorce will depend on the nature and complexity of your case. Costs include legal fees, court costs, costs of document production, and depositions. As the issues that develop during a case will affect what is required to successfully litigate your case, it is impossible to predict exactly how much it will cost at the start of your case, although every effort will be made, in accordance with best ethics, to give you a reasonable estimate of the final costs.
Simple uncontested cases will be less expensive, while more complex, adversarial cases will cost more. The less that is in dispute, the less you will spend in attorney’s fees and costs. On the other hand, if there is a strongly contested issue, you may incur additional costs and fees associated with property valuations, custody evaluations or appointment of a Guardian ad Litem for the children.
Our blog does an excellent job of articulating where we stand on the cost of divorce proceedings -- they're too high. We make every attempt to focus our clients on telling us what they need and what they can live without, and from that point we devise a strategy to minimize legal costs and accomplish those things through diplomacy and negotiation rather than bluster and litigation. Not every attorney is right for everyone, however we know from experience we provide excellent service to results-oriented people that want to see an efficient start to life after the marriage.