This is a question that most clients or prospective clients ask, and one that is extremely difficult to answer because each and every case that the firm handles is different. Some clients enter my door with the outline of an agreement with their spouse in their hand, and others enter my door looking for a resolution that is polar opposite from that which their spouse desires. Robert E. Hornberger, Esq., P.C. is committed to keeping its fees affordable for Long Islanders like you and to 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 because 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.
Your attorney’s role is to gather 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.
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.
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