Divorce isn’t an easy process, emotionally or financially. One of the most common questions we receive at Lloyd & Hogan, P.C. is exactly how much a divorce in Madison County will cost. This is understandable; however, the truth is that there are a number of factors that impact how much you end up spending, and they can vary in each case.
Contested vs. Uncontested
Uncontested divorces will cost less than contested divorces. Because the terms of the divorce are accepted by all parties involved, the process tends to move more smoothly and takes less time overall. Contested divorce, then, stands to cost quite a bit more. Because the legal issues involved in contested tend to be quite complex, we don’t offer a flat fee for them. With that said, here are some figures to help show what we, at Lloyd & Hogan, charge for divorce in Madison County:
- $300 – Consultation Fee
- $300/hour – Kathryn C. Gentle, Esq.
- $175/hour – Emily P. Mauck, Esq.
- $95/hour – paralegal
- Uncontested divorce without dependents or significant assets: $1,250 + filing fees/court costs
- Uncontested divorce with dependents or assets: $1,875 + filing fees/court costs
- Contested divorce: Initial retainer ranges anywhere from $3,500 to $10,000.
Additional costs, including filing fees, service fees, and other miscellaneous expenses, may apply to your divorce. These can include any the following approximate costs:
- $122 – Initial filing fee for a Paternity or Child Support Action
- $324 – Initial Complaint for Divorce
- $444 – Modification or Post-Divorce Action
Finally, quit claim deed filings and service fees might also apply such as:
- $65 – $125 – Service fees depending on the type of service and attempts made
- $175 – Drafting a Quit Claim Deed
- Court Reporter Fees
- Transcript Fees
- $13 – Subpoena Filing Fees
Divorce is not the easiest process to get through, but it’s also one that you don’t have to face alone. For more information about your divorce and how the attorneys at Lloyd & Hogan, P.C. can help, contact us today.