Many clients come into our office with concerns about the cost of divorce. Our law firm places a high premium on integrity, and we are always honest with our clients. If you have concerns about attorney fees, schedule a free consultation at our Jersey City office today so you can obtain a better idea of how much your divorce proceedings may cost.
Concerns About the Cost of Divorce | Factors
The cost of divorce in New Jersey varies, so it is almost impossible to provide an exact price, unless the divorce is uncontested and there are no assets, no children, and no issues. A divorce with high assets, home ownership, or children doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive if the parties can come to an agreement in the beginning stages, or even before they get divorced. The cost of an uncontested divorce in New Jersey will typically start around $1,500, plus the filing fee.
Concerns About the Cost of Divorce | Keeping Expenses Low
Our clients often ask, “How much can I expect to pay out during the course of the divorce?” My short answer is, “That depends.” If you’re the kind of person who needs to constantly call your attorney, it will cost more. If your attorney is doing all the legwork in gathering your documentation, such as your bank records, tax statements, and a lot of the papers that most people can obtain for themselves, it will cost more.
You’ll be paying for your attorney’s services based on an hourly rate. That doesn’t mean regular business hours, that means any time spent working on the case. If you’re constantly in contact with your attorney – and you certainly should feel that you can call your attorney at any time – you must understand that there’s a cost. When your attorney is speaking with you, he’s not doing work for other clients. As a result, that attorney rightly expects to be compensated for his time. Keeping your questions succinct and to the point will certainly lessen the amount of time you need to speak to your attorney and will enable him to answer you more directly. That will, in turn, save you both time and money.
Are you considering a divorce but are unsure how much it will cost? Contact dedicated New Jersey Divorce Attorney Brian Freeman for experienced council.