Anytime someone is going through a divorce, you will likely hear a discussion about whether or not an attorney is necessary and how much a divorce attorney will cost. To be sure, divorces can be expensive. While one of the costs of a divorce may very well be paying an attorney to help, you may find that going through a divorce without a qualified attorney ends up costing you much more. At the Law Offices of Stephanie L. Mahdavi, our divorce attorneys in Westlake Village want to discuss the various factors that can affect the cost of these cases.
When it comes to overall divorce numbers, there are statistically fewer divorces today than there were in the year 2001. According to the latest year of data available from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are around 2.9 divorces per 1,000 Americans, compared to approximately 4 per 1,000 Americana in 2001.
When considering the cost of a divorce, we need to understand that this is very much a case-by-case basis. The overall cost of a divorce is going to depend on several factors including how long the process takes, how much you or your spouse disagree on the issues, and who you hire to help with your case.
Some of the main factors that affect the overall cost of divorce include:
Please understand that the total cost of your divorce may not reach into uncomfortable spending levels. However, this is a major life change and could be a longer, more drawn out process.
If you are going through a divorce, you should speak to a qualified attorney about your case as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Stephanie L. Mahdavi, we strive to ensure that our clients are treated fairly throughout the entire divorce process. When you need a divorce attorney in Westlake Village, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 805-379-4550.