How Much Will My Divorce Cost?

One of the most common questions that a divorce attorney will get is: “How much will my divorce cost?” The answer: Every divorce is different and it is impossible to give a set amount of how much your divorce will cost.

In general, this will give you an idea on what factors affect how much your divorce will cost:

  1. Uncontested versus contested. A true uncontested divorce, one where both parties agree on everything and do not need to go to court, will cost a lot less than a very contentious divorce.
  1. The Judge. Each Judge handles divorces in their own way. Some Judges will set strict deadlines and your divorce may be resolved in a shorter time frame; other Judges are not as strict with their deadlines and your divorce will take longer. Typically, the longer your divorce is in the court system the more it will cost.
  1. Your Spouse’s Attorney. Your spouse’s attorney can greatly affect how long and how much your divorce cost. For example, some attorneys will file numerous motions and delay the divorce as long as possible. Other attorneys will represent their clients, but, will not fight over trivial items. The more motions and more delay in your divorce, the more it will cost you.
  1. Your Spouse. You know your spouse, probably better than anybody else. Is your spouse the type of person who is going to fight over every little thing or is your spouse more reasonable? I have cases, where the couple did not own a house and had no children, but, they were fighting over some relatively inexpensive personal property. Although, there divorce could have been very simple, they decided to make it more complicated than it had to be. More complications, typically mean more divorce fees.
  1. Complicated or Simple divorce. A divorce without children and very little assets is usually going to cost much less than a divorce with children and a lot of assets. The more issues involved in your divorce, the more it will cost you.

When searching for an attorney, you should hire an attorney not based on their cost but on how they will represent you. You want an attorney with experience and knowledge. Contact David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office to see what an experienced divorce attorney on Long Island can do for you.

The Badanes Law Office has helped numerous clients in their divorce. If you live in Long Island, Suffolk County, Nassau County or New York City, David Badanes, Esq. can help you in obtaining a divorce. Call us today at 631-239-1702 or email at We have offices in Northport and Garden City.

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