A litigated divorce begins around $5,000. How much it costs depends on how much you and your spouse argue, how much your attorney argues with the other side, and how many times you have to go to court to let the judge make a decision. Litigated cases can be solved very quickly in mediation, or they can take many months, even years, to reach ultimate resolution.
For that reason, litigated cases can be extremely expensive. They can be very damaging to a family’s finances. It’s one of the main reasons that I encourage a collaborative practice in my firm and in the other attorneys that I work with.