This is the golden goose question, the golden ticket question, the one that is almost impossible to answer. The good news is that it is not as difficult to answer as some lawyers would have you believe.If a lawyer has been practicing for 5 to 10 years or longer, they should have an estimate about a range of what a divorce might cost.
In my professional experience, I have handled divorces that cost between $1,500 and up to $250,000.
The average collaborative divorce results in each spouse spending up to $20,000. The average cost of a traditional divorce without a trial, according to a 2019 Nolo.com national survey is $12,900 and 50 hours of work. If you need a trial, the average cost jumps to between $20,379 and $23,300.
According to the same survey, the national average hourly rate for divorce lawyers was $270 with 55% of people surveyed paying an average of $350 per hour or more.
According to the 2020 CLIO Legal Trends Report, the average hourly rate in Florida for divorce lawyers is $300 per hour.
So if the national average for hours worked on a divorce is 50 hours, not including a trial, and the average hourly rate for Florida Divorce Lawyers is $300 per hour, you can expect to pay an average of $15,000. If you need a trial, a reasonable expected cost would be about $30,000 or more.
If you have an uncontested divorce, where you and your spouse agree on everything, we can probably get it done for you from start to finish for somewhere between $2000 and $5000.
Leap Frog Divorce offers flat fees or fixed fees for some cases to take your case from the beginning through a mediation starting at $4,500.
Leap Frog Divorce also offers a sliding scale for attorney’s fees. You may qualify for this discounted pricing if one or more of the following exists:
- Your annual income is less than $100,000
- You are active military
- You are a military veteran
- You are a Florida teacher
- You are a first responder (law enforcement, fire department, etc.)
We also offer a “pay as you go” option. You can hire us for just one part of your case if want. For example, if you want to hire us to prepare your initial documents to be filed with the court, we can do that! If you want to hire us to simply represent you at a mediation, we can do that! If you want to hire us to help you negotiate with your spouse, we can do that! The choices you have are almost limitless with Leap Frog Divorce.
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