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Understanding the Cost of a Flat Fee Divorce

Thomas A. Greenwald | January 29, 2015

How much will my divorce cost? This question is one of the first questions that you will most likely want answered when you are considering filing for a divorce. Unfortunately, the answer is not always simple because the cost of a divorce is driven by many varying factors.

One of the most significant factors that drive the cost of a divorce is the relationship between you and your spouse. If you and your spouse are embroiled in significant conflict and approach the divorce in an adversarial manner, the amount each of you will spend in legal fees increases and your case may need to be litigated. However, if you and your spouse are able to set aside your differences and reach agreements, then with the advice and guidance of a reputable experienced lawyer you will find that it is possible for your divorce to be settled early in the divorce process and for you to control the cost.

If you are want to eliminate the unforeseen costs in an agreed divorce case, there is a new alternative. A flat fee divorce. The flat fee divorce billing model is based on the attorney’s efficient and constructive handling of an agreed divorce case. The flat fee divorce provides you with the opportunity to have your case settled expeditiously and constructively for a fixed price that you agree to up-front. You can manage the cost of an agreed divorce just as you manage a household budget.

That being said, if you have children and/or financial assets and want to protect them your first concern should not be getting divorced as cheaply as possible. When it comes to getting a divorce, you may have to spend money to save money. Going after a “cheap” divorce may have both short-term and long-term consequences. Whether your case is simple or complex, agreed or contested, it is important that you hire an experienced and skilled attorney that will guide you through the process, answer your questions, and prepare documents that will protect you and your family in the short and long term. When it comes to significant life events, there is no substitute for hiring a professional with integrity and experience.

A flat fee divorce is one of several options available to you at Goranson Bain Ausley. Mediation, no attorney mediation, cooperative law, collaborative law, and litigation are all available to you at Goranson Bain Ausley. At Goranson Bain Ausley, we want to provide you with a divorce option that will meet your needs. For more information, please contact us.

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