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“How Much Will My Family Law Case Cost?” - Katrina S. Zafiro

“How Much Will My Family Law Case Cost?”

When it comes to family law matters, there is nothing more important than how you choose your legal representatives. Indeed, it has been proven time and again that investing in a good lawyer can significantly alter the outcome of your case in your favor. As far as investing in a family law case goes, the most common expenses for going through the court process include fees for hiring lawyers, agents, and process servers, as well as photocopying costs, court fees, and many others.

Parties who are involved in family law cases are usually expected to pay their own legal fees, but there are certain exceptions where one party may be ordered to pay for the other party’s fees. Nonetheless, there are two major types of costs in family law cases: legal fees and case-related expenses.

Case-Related Expenses

These are the general expenses needed to prepare for a case, excluding the lawyers’ fees. They include such things as:

  • Filing fees to be paid to the court
  • Fees for court recordings and transcripts
  • Subpoena and deposition costs
  • Hiring process servers and legal messengers, agents, and interpreters, etc.

Legal Fees

Legal fees are what you pay your lawyer. There are many factors that determine exactly how much you will pay your attorney in a family law case. This usually depends on the number of issues that are contested in that particular case. In divorce proceedings, for instance, the issues may include:

  • Division of Debt
  • Division of Property
  • Alimony/Spousal Maintenance
  • Child Custody etc.

While there are many different types of costs involved in a family law matter, it is the comfort of knowing that your case is in the hands of a competent, experienced, and knowledgeable attorney that really matters. For more information and any assistance on this, Zafiro Law is here to help. Contact us today at 206-547-9906.

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