What Is the Typical Cost of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer?

As of 2015, divorce lawyers charge $75 to $250 per hour, depending on their skill, reputation, experience and location, plus flat fees and minimum fees. Uncontested divorces and divorces where the couple has agreed upon the terms and only need the lawyer to sign can cost as little as $299.

Acrimonious and adversarial divorces can cost the couple a lot of money in lawyers fees as lawyers need to do more work preparing documents, filing motions and representing their clients during divorce proceedings. Besides lawyers fees, there are also court costs, the cost of expert neutral evaluations and mediation costs. The more amicable the divorce, the less the parties in a divorce case pay in lawyers fees.