When men and women start thinking about divorce, one of the first questions they have is, “How much will my legal fees cost?” If you are like most, you want it done quickly and at a low cost. But you also need to find a divorce lawyer who can get it done right.
The attorneys at Pollack Law Group, P.C. are dedicated to one thing – aggressively fighting to get our clients the best possible result. Our team is in court almost every day. We enjoy divorce and family law because we are good at it.
Initial Consultation and Divorce Seminar – FREE!
Call 800-234-7670 or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. You can also sign up to attend one of our free divorce seminars, which are held throughout the state, where you will learn how the divorce process works.
Limited Assistance Representation (Single Court Hearing) – From $1,500
Flat-Fee Uncontested Divorce – Starting at $1,975
While we are known for aggressive litigation, we also help clients avoid litigation altogether. If you and your spouse can be cooperative with each other, we can help you with an uncontested divorce. This type of divorce takes less time, saves both of you money and spares your children from the emotional wounds and scars resulting from a divorce battle.
Once you and your spouse have agreed to the terms and conditions of your divorce, our legal services include:
- Preparing a single financial statement or affidavit
- Helping with required forms and pleadings
- Drafting a basic Separation Agreement that outlines the terms of your agreement
- Representing you at one scheduled uncontested divorce hearing to finalize your divorce
- Providing up to an hour of telephone and office conferences to review files and documents
- Filing of a Joint Petition for Divorce
Contested Divorce – Starting at $3,500
If your legal matter is relatively straightforward, you can save thousands of dollars in legal fees by keeping legal services to a minimum. Let our attorneys help you file the necessary court and financial documents, work with you to negotiate and settle your differences and make a single court appearance to finalize your matter.
When your spouse is uncooperative and unwilling to negotiate toward settlement, it translates into more letters, discovery, motions, court hearings or even a long, drawn-out trial. The beginning stages of contested divorce representation include a temporary orders hearing, attorney communication and assistance in the negotiation of child support, parenting plans, property division and a final hearing before the court.
Complex Divorce Litigation – Starting at $10,000
Complex divorce litigation includes any combination of the following:
- Private investigations to justify alimony (or the termination of alimony) or to support allegations of inappropriate parenting (documentation of alcoholism, drug use or unhealthy living conditions)
- Extensive use of discovery tools including subpoenas, document requests, interrogatories and depositions
- Assistance with forensic accountants and other experts in searching for hidden assets in local, foreign, overseas or offshore bank accounts
- Complex property division using forensic accountants, business valuators and appraisers, real estate appraisers, estate planning experts and tax advisers, fine art or collectible appraisers, etc.
- Retaining vocational experts to identify either spouse's education, employment prospects and/or earning capacities; court hearings with motions seeking orders for your spouse to maintain a job diary documenting his or her efforts at seeking employment
- Court hearings seeking deviation from child support or alimony guidelines, including arguments related to extraordinary expenses, self-employed income, unemployment, overtime, bonus and commission income, fluctuating income and imputed income arguments due to underemployment
- Guardian ad litem investigations
- Child relocation representing both custodial and noncustodial parents when it comes to moving a child out of state
Let the Attorneys at PLG Manage Your Divorce and Control Your Costs
Whether you need full legal representation, limited-scope representation or guidance in handling a simple, uncontested divorce, the general rule is this: every time you go to court, your legal fees will be drastically increased. That’s why we recommend negotiating as many issues as possible to avoid going to court.
As a general rule, you should consider:
- The longer your case drags on, and the more contentious your case becomes, the higher your legal fees will be.
- Long, drawn-out custody battles due to conflict in parenting styles or to catch a break on child support will drive up the cost of your divorce.
- Extended discovery to address hidden assets or under-reported income drives your bill higher.
- When one spouse has the desire to punish the other with the divorce process, costs increase.
Even when negotiations get tense, we offer mediation and collaborative law as a key cost-saving step.
When Your Spouse Uses Bad Faith Negotiation or Litigation Tactics, Our Attorneys File Motions to Get Your Legal Fees Reimbursed
We have the ability to seek attorney fees and costs from your spouse by filing a Motion for Attorney Fees. You have every right to ask the court to punish your spouse for unreasonable conduct and delay tactics that force you to spend more in legal fees.
In Simple or Complex Divorce Cases, Pollack Law Group Delivers Results
If you’re going through a divorce, PLG can outperform some of the toughest attorneys in the region. It’s what we do. We won’t let your spouse’s attorney dominate the case. Let us deliver optimal results with a focused sense of urgency. To learn more, contact us to schedule an initial consultation.