As you are getting ready to file for divorce, you likely have many questions, including the expected price tag. The compassionate divorce attorneys at Angela Faye Brown & Associates have answers for you. They could help you understand where the costs come from and how to keep them as low as possible.
If you want to complete the divorce on your own—known as pro se—you must pay a filing fee at the county district clerk to initiate your divorce. Some court costs may be included in the filing fee. You may get a lot of the required documents drafted for you at a nominal fee by an attorney without having them represent you. Otherwise, hiring a lawyer to represent you would ensure your divorce is handled as efficiently as possible, potentially saving you money in the long-run.
A divorce with no children can be completed for around $3,000. It can go up from there depending on what type of assets are being divided and the amount of work needed to resolve other marital issues.
The cost of a divorce in Texas is usually based on a lawyer’s retainer fee. Attorneys will bill a client for any work done at an hourly rate. The cost increases further if child support and custody need to be negotiated.