How Much Does Divorce Cost?

Divorce Corp.

If you’ve ever wondered “how much does divorce cost”, the documentary, Divorce Corp. just might be for you. Currently, it shows that the family law industry is racking up as much as $50 billion a year. They pointed out scene by scene claims that the system is needlessly complicated, expensive, unfair and corrupt. Specifically, in Texas, we’ve personally seen that divorces are now way easier to file, just not necessarily easier to complete. I had to come to terms with the fact that there are many perspectives when it comes to law. Accordingly, what can you do to avoid excessive costs and stress?

How to Avoid a Costly Divorce

So then, how much does a divorce cost an individual? Generally, the average “contested” divorce can run you (on average) $50 thousand! Consequently, the question then becomes “How do I avoid a long, costly divorce when there are things that are mandatory (like disclosures, etc.)”? At ASW Law Office, we understand that things don’t always have to be formalized. Anytime you formalize something as an attorney, we all know that means expensive. We work with our clients and opposing counsel during the process and try to get it done without necessarily incurring those high costs. A few other cost-effective methods to look into could also be:

  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Uncontested Divorce

Managing Expectations

Additionally, it’s important to manage your expectations. Unfortunately, divorce is not fair. At times, Divorce Corp. even discusses how it can feel as though the family court system is unfriendly and untrustworthy! Remember, it’s a very specific process taking place. The judges and the courts want to make sure you remain in that state of mind and get everything right on these complicated matters.

Lastly, there are times when you have all the facts and documentation in place and still have the judge not hear your side. Sometimes, even proving fraud doesn’t necessarily change the the ruling due to various reasons. These situations are frustrating but not always impossible. Above all, divorce is never a good thing, but we can be make it easier!

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You may have never thought you’d be reading a divorce blog. Yet, here you are, at what may prove to be one the most difficult life transitions. We’re here to support you during this process. Let our divorce attorneys help you with your case today. Check out on our website, DM or call us at (888) 981-7509 to let our Board Certified Texas divorce and mediation attorneys help you take the first step today.


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