How Much Does a Brooklyn Divorce Cost?

Mar 06, 2020

You do not relish the prospect of divorcing. However, it may be better for you and your spouse to dissolve the marriage rather than carry on as you have. Perhaps the most difficult part of going through a divorce is dealing with the cost of it. Brooklyn divorce attorneys can help you get a settlement that is fair and reasonable. But you will need to pay money to reach this goal.

Contested versus Uncontested Divorce

The most important factor in determining the cost of your divorce is whether it is contested or uncontested. If you and your spouse can reach an agreement on the distribution of property, money, alimony, custody, and child support, the proceedings will go much faster. Uncontested divorces cost far less money because there are fewer billable hours for your attorney and they will have to make few court appearances.

If you cannot reach an agreement with your spouse. If, in fact, the divorce turns nasty and bitter, contentious and litigious, then you will face more expense. A contested divorce is essentially a fight for your future life and for your children. It requires the court to decide how the estate is to be divided and what the child custody arrangement will be. Your attorneys will need to spend much more time on the case, and their fees can range from $200 to $500 an hour. The proceedings in a contested divorce can drag out for months or even years. By the time you reach a settlement, the total bill for the divorce can be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

The Brooklyn divorce attorneys at the Levitsky Law Firm will try to make the process of divorce as cost-effective as possible. This can often be done by reaching out to the legal team of your spouse and trying to work out a settlement that is acceptable to both parties. If you are on the cusp of divorce, you should contact the Levitsky Law Firm to discuss your options.