Just like the time frame for a divorce, the cost of a divorce varies from one couple to the next. Even for an uncontested divorce, most attorneys charge at least $1,000 to $2,000 (plus court fees) to get started. But uncontested divorces tend to be considerably higher and start at $2,500 to $5,000 in states like New York and California.
A prenuptial agreement can provide a helpful setup for division of assets in an uncontested divorce. For contested divorces that take more legal advice, document filings, and court appearances, the starting fee is often many thousands of dollars more.
Surveys have found that when it’s all said and done, the average divorce in the U.S., costs between $15,000 and $30,000. Much of this amount is spent on legal fees, which you can avoid a substantial part of if you choose to represent yourself in your divorce case and work with Logic Group on your divorce paperwork.