How Much Will My Divorce Cost?

If you are considering retaining a lawyer for your divorce, the cost might be one of your biggest concerns. At Kurtz & Blum, PLLC, our divorce attorneys get a lot of questions from clients regarding this. We are happy to discuss this with you in detail during your initial consultation, so you know what to expect as you move forward. 

At Kurtz & Blum, PLLC, our attorneys have over 50 years of combined legal experience. We will advocate strongly for you and your needs throughout the divorce process. To learn more about how we can help you through this difficult process, contact us now.

Factors That Can Affect the Cost of a Divorce

No one can determine the exact cost of your divorce without knowing the specifics. However, there are a number of factors that generally impact the cost. They include:

  • Is the divorce case being settled or litigated?
  • Are there children involved?
  • Are there multiple or high-value marital assets?
  • Is child custody agreed upon?
  • What is the nature of the contested issues?
  • Will a pension plan be divided between the divorcing spouses?

How Divorce Fees Are Calculated

No two divorce cases are exactly alike. Even if your personal situation is similar to another couple’s, it doesn’t mean your divorce will be the same. You and your spouse may compromise quickly and settle after a few meetings. Some divorce cases take much longer. Obviously, the longer a divorce is drawn out, the more it can cost. Our firm charges a flat fee for absolute divorces. We charge hourly fees for contested issues.

Do I Need a Lawyer for My Divorce? 

Divorces can go smoothly, or they can be difficult and complex. It all depends on how you and your spouse relate to one another. If you can work out a compromise regarding property and custody in advance, attorneys will be less involved, and you’ll spend less on legal fees. However, even in the smoothest divorces, you should have a knowledgeable lawyer looking out for your best interests. 

It’s important to remember that divorce is a legal process. Its outcome will affect your life for years into the future. Settling legal complexities without the help of an experienced lawyer comes with considerable risks. If you fail to fully understand the legal process of your divorce, you or your spouse might make mistakes that are not easy to remedy. 

If you’re ready to begin the divorce process, it’s important to know your options. A skilled divorce lawyer from Kurtz & Blum, PLLC, can walk you through your choices and help you prepare for your future.

What Is Absolute Divorce?

An absolute divorce permanently ends your marriage and any rights and privileges that come with it. After an absolute divorce is granted, your marriage is legally dissolved, and your relationship status in the legal world changes from “married” to “single.” 

Contact Kurtz & Blum for a Consultation Today

Do not put off talking to an attorney because you are worried about the cost of a divorce. Contact the skilled North Carolina divorce lawyers of Kurtz & Blum, PLLC, today. Our compassionate divorce attorneys will explain the process and help you feel confident in your decisions on how to handle your situation. Contact us now for answers to all your questions.