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What is the average lawyer fee for a divorce?

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As of 2015, the average attorney fees for a divorce are about $12,800, for a total cost of $15,500, according to Nolo. Hourly divorce attorney rates range from $50 to $650, with an average of $250.

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Fees tend to increase when a divorce go to trial, and they decrease for parties able to settle, states Nolo.

The average cost of a divorce is around $15,000 based on data from Avvo, Forbes reports. Survey participants with children stated child custody as their primary concern, followed by the cost of divorce, while 58 percent of participants without children reported the cost of divorce as their main concern, followed by the division of assets.

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