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What Factors Will Impact How Much My Divorce Will Cost?

While it is difficult to predict how much your legal fees will be, the following are some of the factors that affect the cost:

  • Is the case is being litigated or is being settled?
  • Is the collaborative law process being used?
  • Are there children?
  • Is child custody agreed upon?
  • Are there novel legal questions?
  • Will a pension plan be divided between the parties? 
  • What is the nature of the contested issues?
  • How many issues have been agreed to by the parties?
  • Is there cooperation between the opposing party and his or her counsel?
  • Are there litigation costs, such as fees for expert witnesses or court reporters?
  • What is the hourly rate of the attorney?

Communicating with your lawyer regularly about your legal fees will help you have a better understanding of the overall cost as your case proceeds.

Eric C. Trosch

Eric C. Trosch

NC Board Certified Family Law Specialist

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