To get an in-depth answer about your own unique case, you will have to
talk to a divorce attorney yourself, but there are still many unknowns
when it comes to a divorce. The easiest way to tell how expensive your
divorce will be is to assess you and your spouse's relationship. For
more on this and other factors that will enter into your divorce's
price tag, read on.
An Amicable Split vs. an Aggressive Divorce Battle
This is where your ability or inability to speak civilly to your spouse
will come into play. Some spouses are able to agree (at least for the
most part) on the vital issues at stake, such as:
If spouses can call a truce to create a better future for themselves and
their children, if they can focus on what truly matters in their divorce,
then they will not waste as much time or money on the process. They may
be able to save even more money and time by working with a
mediator (our firm offers a
flat fee for as many as 10 one-hour sessions), or by working out an
uncontested divorce. If on the other hand, you cannot so much as carry a conversation without
matters getting hostile, or if the divorce devolves into a petty campaign
for revenge, then you can expect one lengthy and expensive divorce battle.
The up-front retainer for a litigation attorney is typically anywhere from
$5,000 to $7,000.
Will you need financial experts in the divorce?
If a couple has either a significant amount of assets, a great deal in
debt, or finds themselves having to sort out some other form of complicated
finances, then deciding which assets are separate property and which are
marital property can greatly extend the length of your divorce. It could
get even more expensive if you have to call in financial experts to evaluate
a company, your real estate, any pensions, etc.
Your Choice of Divorce Lawyer
If you try to find an aggressive lawyer, you may very well end up paying
for the exorbitant costs of a drawn out divorce trial. On the other hand,
if you work with smart divorce attorney who can get you a divorce settlement
without a stressful trial, then you will save yourself unnecessary costs.
Not only can you move on more quickly with your life with less in legal
fees, but you could walk away with an even better settlement if you avoid
the drama of court. So much hinges on you finding the best possible divorce
lawyer, whether you need to go to trial or you need a consulting attorney
for an uncontested divorce or mediation.
If you have any further questions about the cost of a divorce, or if you
are looking for the right divorce attorney in Long Island, you can find
what you need at the Meyers Law Group, P.C. Working with a mediator or
divorce lawyer from our firm, you can receive the quality legal help you
deserve. Find out more when you
reach us today!