Tallying the Cost of Divorce

When you consider getting a divorce, one of the biggest questions in your mind is: how much is this going to cost? You hear horror stories about incredibly costly divorces, punctuated by endless litigation and painful custody battles. Suddenly, everything in your life has a price tag on it. So before you enter into costly divorce proceedings, you may want to know what the bill is likely to be.

The Bill

There are a lot of expenses that pop up when you get a divorce. Here's a laundry list of the costs that may arise during your divorce:

  • If your divorce is acrimonious, it will be more expensive. The less the two of you are able to agree, the more it's going to cost in terms of legal fees and mediators.
  • Legal fees. Hiring representation costs money.
  • Custody battles. If there is an argument over who will be the better caregiver for any children, the divorce proceedings will be prolonged.
  • Property. The more things you have, the more things have to get divvied up. Again, this will extend the duration of the divorce proceedings.
  • Debt. Dividing up debt can sometimes require the help of a specialized professional called a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.
  • Alimony and child support. If you are required to pay alimony and/or child support, these are expenses that will continue for years to come.

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If you are considering getting divorced, contact the San Diego divorce attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP by calling 760-722-7646 for the legal advice and assistance you need.

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