How Much Will a Divorce Cost?


How Much Will a Divorce Cost?

When considering a divorce, the first question that people ask is – how much will this really cost me? With many variables and legal requirements, you want to understand your options and the potential costs involved.

While it can be helpful to ask others about their experiences, it is important to realize that every divorce is unique and may incur specific costs or fees that another divorce may not, particularly if custody or support are involved. Despite that no divorce is the same, we understand that knowing the costs you may be facing can help you decide whether divorce is the right option for you.

Factors That Control the Cost of Divorce

There are a variety of factors that determine the cost of a divorce. For instance, where you decide to get a divorce can play a role, as different states may charge different filing fees.

Whether you have children or not will also impact the price tag of a divorce. If you and your spouse generally agree on the main aspects of a divorce, like the division of assets, custody arrangements, or child support, the process could be less expensive than if you and your spouse are more contentious. If your case needs to go to trial it will also make your divorce more expensive.

Should You Hire a Lawyer For Your Divorce?

One of the first ways people try to save money in a divorce is to try and proceed without an attorney. However, this option creates substantial challenges. By hiring a lawyer for your divorce, you are paying to confirm that everything is done right from the start. Attorney fees typically include court appearances, document preparation, legal research, and communication fees for phone calls and emails.

Contact an Attorney

Divorce can be challenging but you do not have to go through it alone. With many variables and legal components that may be stressful, you may want to reach out to an attorney to discuss your questions or concerns. The attorneys at LaMonaca Law have years of experience dealing with divorces and are providing zero-contact consultations over the phone or virtual meeting.

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About Ashley Valdes

Having been raised in a true “modern family”, Ashley Valdes is well versed in difficult family dynamics. She understands that families, and particularly children, will not only survive a separation or divorce, but can thrive afterward. Her personal and professional experience enables her to better understand clients’ needs and challenges. After attending law school in Florida, Ashley returned to Delaware County to serve the community that helped raise her. She began her career in civil and criminal litigation before practicing family law exclusively, which helped her to approach each case with a creative and effective solution. Ashley is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and she is an active member of the Delaware County Bar Association. Ashley resides in Delaware County with her husband, two sons, and two rescue dogs. She is an avid Philadelphia sports fan. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, listening to podcasts, and traveling.