CAN YOU AFFORD TO GET DIVORCED?

Everything has a price, including the dissolution of a marriage. If you are considering filing for divorce, it is important that you plan for the financial cost of the proceedings so you don’t get any unhappy financial surprises during this difficult time.

The primary costs you will face in the divorce process will come from:

  • Divorce attorney fees
  • Court costs
  • Other – Depending on the details of your case, your attorney may recommend that you hire a real estate appraiser, child custody evaluator, financial advisor, etc.

The popular legal website Nolo.com recently surveyed a database of its users and discovered that the average total cost for a divorce among its users was $15,500. Of course, the more complicated your divorce and the more issues you bring to trial, the more expensive that divorce will become.

It’s also very important to note that the financial implications of a divorce are much, much greater than the cost of the divorce itself. For instance, you may need to move out of your home and find someplace else to live. You will also lose your ex-spouse’s income and may be required to pay monthly child support and alimony.

If you live in Temecula and are considering a divorce, contact Albrecht & Albrecht today at (951) 693-3132