It is impossible to determine from the onset how much your divorce will ultimately cost. However, a few factors to consider will be the complexity of the issues to be determined and the level of the cooperation between the parties and the attorneys.
Any divorce will have potential issues concerning child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and division of property. Some issues concerning the division of a community bank account are relatively simple. Namely, the account just needs to be divided equally.
Other issues are infinitely more complex. As an example, who will have custody of a 7 year-old special needs child? Generally speaking, the less complex the issues in your case, the less expensive your case will be.
However, the level of complexity in your case can be greatly magnified depending upon the level of animosity between the parties and their respective attorneys. The more rational and objective everyone involved in the case can be, the less contentious and, as a result, the less time consuming and expensive the case can be with respect to attorney’s fees. Generally speaking, if any of the parties or attorneys are unreasonable or overly contentious, the case will generally be more expensive.
At Dinnebier & Demmerle, we have continually strived to over 60 years of collective experience of dealing with complex issues. This works to your favor with respect to attorney’s fees in that what we define as a simple issue, can be complex for an attorney that has only been practicing a few years. This will result in your attorney’s fees being significantly lower.
In advising our clients, we will provide our objective opinions and use our best efforts to achieve an optimal result on their behalf. This includes making every effort to minimize their attorney’s fees.
Please contact us to discuss your Family Law matter further and how we may assist you in reaching an optimal resolution in a cost effective manner.