Going through a divorce can be stressful. Regardless of the situation, the lives of everybody involved are going to be rearranged. Many people try to go it alone and get divorced by themselves without the assistance of a lawyer. They do this because they worry that they cannot afford to have an attorney help them through this difficult process. However, not all divorces are the same, and affording an attorney for your divorce may be easier than you think. In fact, having a skilled Salt Lake City divorce attorney by your side may end up saving you money in the short run and definitely in the long run.
According to an article from Business Insider, a recent study determined that the average cost of a divorce in the United States is around $15,000 per person. However, we need to point out that no two divorce cases are exactly alike. Many divorces will cost much less than $15,000, and the cost of a divorce varies greatly by geographic region.
First, there is a filing fee for divorces in Utah around $300-$400. However, if you cannot afford the filing fees, it may be possible to petition the court to waive their fees. To have these fees waived, you wanted to be able to prove to the court that you are unable to pay them.
When looking at attorney fees for divorce cases, there will be a difference between whether or not a divorce is contested or uncontested. For an uncontested divorce and Salt Lake City, one in which both parties agree on all the issues involved in terminating a marriage, the cost of the divorce will be less. Uncontested divorces tend to be resolved much quicker, which means it will likely cost less.
However, if a divorce is contested in Salt Lake City, the cost of the divorce will likely be more. When there is a disagreement over issues of child custody, alimony, child support, or a division of assets, the case will be more complicated and may end up going to trial unless you have an attorney like Emy Cordano by your side. Yes, paying for a divorce attorney could end up costing you more than you anticipated. However, the fees you pay to an attorney could end up saving you money in the long term when it comes to presenting you as the parent most likely to act in the best interests of your children, equitably handling a division of your assets and debts, properly calculating your child support and alimony payments, and more.
If you are going through a divorce, or are considering starting the divorce process, you should speak to an attorney. Emy Cordano offers a free consultation and in 15 minutes will give you an excellent assessment of your case and what you can expect. She will also quote you her retainer at that time. . When you turn to Attorney Emy Cordano for help with your divorce, you are getting an attorney with extensive experience handling both simple and complex divorce matters. Attorney Cordano will patiently answer your questions and work to get you through this for the best possible outcome. When you need a Salt Lake City divorce attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or call us at 801-804-5152 for a free initial consultation.