What are the costs of attorneys for divorce and litigated divorce?
With litigated divorces, costs can go sky high. Each party usually pays their own attorney a retainer of at least $5000, and fees go up from there. The average litigated divorce in San Diego costs $20,000. It is not unheard of for fees to exceed $100,000. 4. What About Do-It-Yourself Divorce? With do-it-yourself divorces, or a paralegal “typing” service, you may only spend a few hundred dollars. However, you will not receive full legal information and may end up in court later on – fixing mistakes or addressing issues you did not anticipate – at a much greater cost. 5. Can you Pay As You Go? In most divorce mediations, you pay for each mediation session at the time of the session. Then you pay for the preparation of court papers before each document is prepared. Some mediators require a small retainer at the beginning to cover costs which arise between sessions. With this approach, parties can proceed with the divorce at the same pace as their finances allow. For example, after some pa
The divorce process is very expensive. Usually, if the case is complex and the issues relate to custody of children or unequal division of property, it can take years and the amount of $ 100,000 is very real. Often it all depends on the experience of your lawyer, as well as the complexity of the case. My friend completed his divorce within 4 months, which was handled by Suzanne K. Sabol Law Office in Colombia
But I have often heard of lengthy processes