What is a typical retainer fee for a divorce attorney? This episode provides some information about what you can expect for a divorce lawyer retainer.
The retainer you will have to provide to your divorce lawyer will depend upon a lot of things. Regardless, you can expect a retainer to fall within a typical range of amounts. Some lawyers might offer a flat fee for your divorce which means you will not have to provide a retainer. In Central Florida, divorce lawyer retainer fees usually fall within a typical range of amounts. And fortunately, Leap Frog divorce offers convenient financing options with low monthly payments.
Hi, welcome, everybody. I’m attorney A.J. Grossman with Leap Frog Divorce. I’m a divorce lawyer, a certified family mediator, and a dispute resolution specialist.
So a question I get a lot is, what is a typical retainer for a divorce lawyer? So this question is going to vary, it’s going to vary based upon which part of the state you’re in. It’s going to vary upon what kind of a lawyer are you talking to? Are you talking to a lawyer who, like myself, focuses 100% of their practice on doing divorce work and divorce-related matters? Or are you talking to somebody like a criminal lawyer, or an immigration lawyer, maybe a bankruptcy lawyer, who also does a little bit of family law on the side?
I can tell you that an average retainer that I would expect if I was looking for a divorce lawyer, is going to typically be somewhere between $2,000 and $5,000, if not more. There are some divorce lawyers here in Central Florida who charge a $10,000 flat fee, if you will, in lieu of a retainer, to take your case through one mediation.
There are other lawyers depending upon the complexity of the case. If you have a lot of assets, let’s say you have some vacation homes, maybe you have multiple businesses, some complexity to your financial estate, then a lawyer might charge you a little bit more, maybe $7,000, $8,000, $10,000, $15,000 wouldn’t be unheard of for a very complex case with a lot of issues. But in general, I would say expect a divorce lawyer’s retainer fee to be somewhere between $2,000 and $5,000.
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