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Looking for an Affordable Divorce Option?

If you're looking to get divorced but are wondering how you can fit this into your budget, Diefer Law Group, P.C. is here to help. With divorce, there are filing fees, court fees, attorney fees and fees associated with divorce agreements such as ongoing child support or alimony payments. Divorce isn't free, but it doesn't always have to break the bank. Divorce costs differ greatly depending on a variety of factors, such as:

  1. How long the divorce takes to complete
  2. Whether the divorce is contested or uncontested
  3. Whether you use a collaborative or consulting attorney
  4. Attorney fees (i.e. whether or not they charge hourly)

Uncontested Divorce Can Cut Down on Your Costs

In general, divorce bills add up the longer your divorce takes to complete. People who choose uncontested divorce / mediation in general get their divorces completed faster, which means they do not accumulate as great of fees as with contested divorce. Contested divorce cases are handled in family court, while uncontested divorce is settled outside of court. This eliminates not only court fees, but since these cases generally do not take as long, attorney fees are less.

Of course, not everyone's case is suitable for uncontested divorce. There are some complex divorces and issues that require litigation. If at all possible, if you are looking to cut costs for an affordable divorce, you may want to consider the uncontested / mediation road.

What Divorce Attorneys Generally Charge

Attorney fees will differ, for one, based on the type of relationship you have established with your divorce attorney. Family lawyers typically fit into two major categories: collaborative attorneys and consulting attorneys. As the name implies, collaborative attorneys work with you. You and your attorney are essentially collaborating on your divorce proceedings.

They are with you every step of the way. Consulting attorneys assist you with your divorce in a more limited capacity. They are there when you have questions and at other agreed-upon times, but they are not as present as attorneys you have formed a collaborative relationship with. If you are looking to cut down on costs, then you may want to retain a family lawyer who works with you on a more consulting basis.

Want to learn more about divorce costs? Speak directly with a Riverside divorce lawyer from our firm! At Diefer Law Group, P.C., we are committed to helping clients by providing exceptional representation that fits in their budget. Call today to discuss your case in a free initial consultation.