Depending on the level of acrimony in the marriage, the divorce can cost as little as a few hundred dollars to multiple millions of dollars. Generally, costs involved in a divorce proceeding include filing costs, discovery costs, attorney’s fees, and if children are involved, Guardian ad Litem’s fees. In most places, partners can be divorced in as little as three months. In locales that only offer no-fault divorces, divorce can take a year or more. Generally, the more acrimonious the dissolution, the longer the process will take.
At a very base level, if everything works out and all you need is to file the documents and you do it all yourself, it will cost you about $215 dollars. If you and your spouse are not on good terms, it can cost over $15,000 dollars with lawyer fees and other expenses. The process can take anywhere from a month to several years.
Generally a divorce can cost from $15,000 to $20,000 depending on the attorney's fees (which can vary by state), court costs (also varies by state) and other costs that vary from case to case depending on e.g. if there is real estate involved or not. There is also the low-price-divorce for couples who have already agreed on the terms of their divorce and just need a lawyer to sign off. Normally the whole process takes 11 to 18 months
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