How Much Will A Divorce Cost in Tennessee?
The cost of divorce is a normally a top question people have when going through the divorce process. It is important to understand that cheaper is not always better. Lawyers who offer low flat fees for divorce representation oftentimes maintain heavy caseloads and give minimal attention to each case. Avoiding litigation and going to court can cut down on the cost of your divorce, but willing to forego litigation can also weaken your position. We all know that experience matters – we work hard to make sure our clients rights are protected. We make every effort to be straightforward with our clients about what they can expect to pay to get a fair resolution that is right for them and their goals. Additionally, we always try to seek an early resolution when we believe it to be in your best interest.
Common Divorce Fee Structures
There are two types of divorce fee structures:
Flat fee divorce — This type of fee structure is used for simple divorce cases, whereby spouses can agree on the terms of their divorce. This is also known as an agreed or uncontested divorce. This means that both spouses have worked through and resolved all of the issues involved in the divorce and are ready to sign off on the settlement documents that will be filed with the court.
Hourly fee — This is a common fee structure for contested divorces and other matters like child custody which require an unpredictable amount of time to resolve. Attorneys ask for a deposit in advance, which is called a retainer and bill a set hourly rate against that deposit for the time they spend on the case.
The truth is that the cost of your divorce will depend on whether you and your spouse can agree on the terms of your divorce. If both parties can agree on all major issues, then you can keep the cost relatively low with an uncontested or agreed divorce.
Contact A Top Divorce Lawyer For Help
There is a lot at stake with a divorce, don’t make the mistake of trying to handle it on your own. Schedule a free initial telephone consultation with the skilled divorce lawyer at McKellar & Easter, Attorneys at Law, to discuss your situation and your options.
To make an appointment at our office in Knoxville, Tennessee, call 865-566-0125 or send us an email. We accept credit cards.