Determining the cost of divorce

Divorce has a lot of different aspects, not the least of which is the cost factor. On top of wondering how much they will or won’t receive in a divorce, many people in the Morris County area also wonder how much the divorce process will actually cost them. There are many factors that can come into play in regards to the cost of divorce. Therefore how much one’s divorce costs will depend on issues they experience during the process.

According to, an uncontested divorce will be less expensive than a contested divorce. Obviously, if there is nothing to argue about or battle over, then there will be fewer steps to go through, which means the cost should be lower.

On the other hand, if there are many things that a couple has to sort out and they are unable to agree upon things, then the more the process is going to cost. That’s because on top of the attorney fees couples will also have to pay throughout the process, couples will also be responsible for paying the expense of court filing fees.

An article in the Huffington Post takes a closer look at the cost of divorce and breaks down some of the common fees – in addition to attorney and court fees – incurred during divorce and divorce mediation. They include:

  • Costs for parent education classes
  • Mediation costs
  • Early neutral evaluation fees
  • Record deed fees
  • Added hourly attorney fees

According to that same article, there are some things people can do to help reduce their divorce fees, including knowing what they are agreeing on, moving forward as quickly as possible, and acting civilly with one’s spouse. Typically the quicker a divorce is settled, the less expensive it will be.