Some of the costs of a divorce are fixed.
First, the Clerk of the Court charges $401.00 to file an divorce (unless found indigent) and $10.00 to issue a summons.
Process servers generally charge approximately $50.00 to have your spouse served with the action.
If your spouse already filed and you wish to file a counter-petition, the court will charge you $395.00.
The costs which are fluid are the attorney’s fees costs.
Most family law attorney can charge anywhere from $200.00 per hour to $400.00 per hour.
You often pay for the time the attorney expends on your case. The more complex the case, the more the cost.
Additional costs are mediation fees, which can run $30.00 per hour (for courthouse mediation) to $200.00-$400.00 per hour for a private mediator.
There can be additional costs for court reporters, private investigators, appraisers, vocational experts, guardian ad litems, psychological evaluations and other experts, depending on the complexity of the case.