How Much Should I Expect to Pay for Divorce?
One of the most common questions presented to divorce attorneys has to do with the amount of money that will cost to get divorced. Divorce can be extremely expensive and can represent significant financial changes in your life. The complexity of your divorce and your individual concerns as well as how likely your spouse is […]
One of the most common questions presented to divorce attorneys has to do with the amount of money that will cost to get divorced. Divorce can be extremely expensive and can represent significant financial changes in your life. The complexity of your divorce and your individual concerns as well as how likely your spouse is to contest various aspects of the divorce terms will all have an impact on your overall expenses for divorce.
There are four primary factors that contribute to the overall expense of your divorce. They are: the complexity of your case, the professional or divorce method you choose, the county and state in which you live and the level of conflict or cooperation between you and your spouse.
Trying to manage a divorce on your own can be overwhelming and exposes you to serious mistakes, particularly in situations in which your spouse has already obtained a knowledgeable divorce attorney. The filing fees for your local area will depend and you can gather this information by checking online or by scheduling a consultation with a divorce attorney directly. The best-case scenario for you emotionally and financially is a situation in which you and your spouse can come to terms on the vast majority of issues associated with the divorce.
This is because you will have to spend less time in court and may be able to fast track things by generating an agreement of your own. However, many people who are thinking about filing for divorce are not able to come to terms of agreement` over things like child custody, spousal support, child support and division of property on their own. The more contested issues in your case the more time you will have to spend in court.
If you and your spouse are not able to come to an agreement on your own, there is a strong chance that mediation will not work either, meaning more time spent in litigation which can be extremely expensive.
Having a sitdown with your divorce attorney at the outset of your case is the best way to figure out the potential expenses. Most lawyers who work in divorce have a general idea of timelines and expense but it is important to be provided with this information upfront to the best extent that you can so that you feel informed and educated about your decision to file for divorce.
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