The truth is there is no clear amount when it comes to the cost of a Florida divorce. Every divorce (or dissolution) is different, and it depends on a multitude of issues ranging from the length of marriage, the amount and category of assets, businesses and real property owned by the parties, and then child issues. The parties’ themselves also play a major factor in the cost of a divorce. If the parties’ are working well together then costs are likely to be less, but if the parties are fighting and continuously filing motions then the costs of litigation will increase.
Divorces in general can run anywhere from $2,500 (uncontested) to over $30,000 depending on the parties. That being said, if you want to ensure that your divorce is handled properly, your concern should not be the cost of the divorce, but the experience and reputation of the counsel you are retaining to represent your interests. When going through the divorce process it pays to have experienced litigators protecting you and your children to ensure that your goal for resolution is achieved. You want to have an attorney on your side that will tell you the truth, and not just what you want to hear which is not helpful for you in the outcome of your case. You need an attorney that will be in your corner, but will keep your expectations reasonable. You need to work with the attorney and their team, and you are the leader of that team.
If you or someone you know needs assistance with a divorce, please seek the advice of an attorney to answer your questions. It is easy to listen to friends and family about what happened in “their divorce,” but remember, everyone’s case is different, you need a team that will work with you and your individual needs, we are not a cookie cutter firm, we are here to individualize your case for you.