“How much will my divorce cost?” is a question that most clients or prospective clients naturally ask. Of course, this is a question that is impossible to answer because the circumstances of every divorce is different. Some divorces are Contested, while others are Uncontested. Some divorces can be accomplished through Divorce Mediation, while others require Divorce Litigation. Some couples have few tangible assets and no children, while others have large financial holdings, businesses and many children.
Each and every case that the firm handles is different and requires an appropriate solution for that family. Some clients enter our door with the outline of an agreement with their spouse in their hand, while others enter my door looking for a resolution that is polar opposite from that which their spouse desires.
How Much Will Your Divorce Cost? 3 Criteria
The answer to this question depends upon three main criteria:
1. The Method of Divorce
Contested? Uncontested? Mediation? Litigation? Collaborative? …
2. The Complexity of Your Case
Children? No Children? Large Number or Amount of Assets? Business? …
3. The Willingness of your Spouse to Settle or Negotiate
Contentious? Combative? Amicable? …
We Are Committed to Keeping Your Divorce Cost as Low as Possible
The divorce attorneys at Robert E. Hornberger, Esq., P.C. are committed to keeping the firms fees affordable for Long Islanders like you while ensuring that you receive the representation that you expect and deserve. Therefore, the answer to the question “how much does a divorce cost” is not as simple as you may think. It is impossible to know the total cost without knowing the specifics of your case and which type of divorce resolution methodology you are seeking. Then of course, your spouse’s and his or her attorney’s objectives may be very different than your own and until we learn where they are coming from will we have an idea of what will be required to resolve your case.
We Keep Your Divorce Cost Down By Providing the Best Information for You to Make the Best Decisions
Our immediate role as your divorce attorney is to gather the appropriate information to guide you to help you make the best decisions for you and your future and to protect your interests. Ultimately, the decision of how long it takes to settle your case falls on you and your spouse. The sooner that happens, the lower your cost will be.
How Much Your Divorce Will Cost Comes Down to How Long It Takes to Resolve
What it comes down to is how long is it going to take to resolve your case? The more you and your spouse can agree upon, the shorter the duration of your case and the less it will cost for your divorce. The more issues you and your spouse cannot agree upon and ‘fight’ over, the more time your attorney will be required to spend on you case, the longer it will take to settle and therefore, the more it will cost.
You may have seen advertisements stating that a lawyer will get your a divorce for a very low cost, like $399 or $450. These are sometimes on billboards, print advertising and websites. In most cases, however, very few people will qualify for these low-cost divorces. While you may find other attorneys advertising a $450 or $399 divorce, what these attorneys are not be telling you is that to qualify for the $450 or $399 divorce you and your spouse must have no issues or disagreements regarding your children (including custody and support); property distribution (including which one of you keeps your home); or spousal maintenance (or alimony), and are looking for a simple uncontested divorce. What this means is that you and your spouse are willing to waive any and all claims you may have against each other in your divorce proceeding, including property distribution and any type of financial support. And, the $450 or $399 divorce requires that your spouse willingly and voluntarily executes any and all documents necessary to submit your divorce to the court. if your spouse will not sign the paperwork, you will be required to enter a new retainer agreement with any law firm to handle your divorce on a contested basis, which means that you and your spouse do not agree on the terms of a resolution. A contested divorce will be charged at an hourly rate which will greatly exceed the alleged $450 or $399 initially advertised. Therefore, even if you are willing to waive any and all claims you may have in your divorce, your spouse may not be, and without mutual consent, the $450 or $399 divorce is not possible. Read this article for more information on these low-cost divorce ads:
Experienced Long Island divorce lawyer warns you not to believe misleading claims of $399 divorce.
Links to More Information About How Much Does a Divorce Cost
Select a link below for more answers to your questions about Divorce Costs in Nassau County and Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.
Learn the factors that determine how much your divorce will cost & how long it will take to be better prepared to reduce the time & cost of your divorce.
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How to determine if you or your spouse will be required to pay the legal fees for your divorce and what you should be doing now to protect yourself.
What you need to know about legal fees for divorce BEFORE hiring a divorce attorney on Long Island.
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