Two of the most common questions asked of Florida divorce attorneys is how long the case will take and how much it will cost. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to fully estimate either one of these without sitting down with an experienced divorce attorney as both the duration and the potential cost of your divorce can vary based on the circumstances that must be decided.
Some divorces end up taking much longer than expected, and there’s always the possibility that the court’s docket is so full that your hearings will be pushed back by weeks. Your lawyer will know more about how this works in Florida.
The average attorney’s fees in Florida typically land somewhere around $10,700. Total Florida divorce cost falls into the range of $4,000 to $30,000. Usually, a Florida divorce can last anywhere from 7 months to 20 months; making the average 15 months. Having children can amplify the total cost spent in terminating your marriage as well as the average duration when you and your spouse are not able to come to terms of agreement.
Many Florida divorce attorneys will sit down with you at the outset of your case to discuss your anticipated costs and duration of time. These both largely depend on whether or not you and the other spouse can come to any terms of agreement on your own, such as through mediation and other issues such as the overall scheduling requirements of the court. Your attorney can give you a good overview of what to anticipate.
Most people expect that they’ll be able to work through their concerns quickly, but it can come as an unfortunate surprise when you and your former spouse are not able to agree on hotly disputed issues. Any Florida divorce case that involves children can be costly, particularly if the parents cannot agree on child support and child custody. Schedule a consultation with an attorney you can trust to learn more.