How much does a divorce cost? It is a question nearly every spouse asks a family law lawyer before a divorce. Based on what we have heard and seen in the industry, there are plenty of other attorneys who will not want to answer it. Sure, an attorney can state, “I don’t know” to the divorce cost question, but does that really help?
In this article, our Orange County family law firm will provide you with some of the main factors that control what a divorce may cost. So, “how much does a divorce cost” does not have to become a daunting question and does not have to lead to a frightening answer. We will discuss how much a divorce may cost if the matter is uncontested, how much a divorce may cost if the matter is contested and then list for you the aspects of each that could drive up or drive down the divorce cost.
What we list, below, only applies to California divorce cases. Also, the numbers and estimates of divorce cost we provide here are very general estimates based on hypothetical situations so it is not intended to apply to your specific situation (or any specific situation) since we obviously don’t know about your situation. As such, the cost for your divorce may be significantly higher than what is generally listed here. This article is not legal advice. If you have or will have a divorce matter in Southern California, please contact us for a strategy session.