Fee for filing for Divorce / Divorce Process


#1

What is the normal amount an attorney charges for a divorce? The attorney I used for child support and custody first told me her fee was $100 now she says it’s $200.
Also, is it just a matter of completing the paperwork and the jude signing off or do you actually have to appear in court?


#2

Each attorney varies on the charge for divorce. In most counties the attorney will have to appear in court on your behalf to have the judgment entered.


#3

So the attorney goes and I don’t have to appear in court?


#4

If your spouse does not file an answer which denies anything contained in the Complaint, and your attorney files a motion for summary judgment you do not have to appear in court. This is how many divorces are handled when folks hire an attorney.