In addition to the factors already mentioned, the ultimate cost can also be strikingly increased if it is necessary to call as witnesses or introduce reports by experts, such as forensic accountants, persons who conducted work fitness evaluations, or persons who conducted custody or parental evaluations.
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The best person to ask for an estimate of trial costs is your attorney. Your attorney should know how much prep is going to be needed and what it will cost to present your witnesses/evidence. In any case, you heard right, trial is very expensive and rarely worth the cost. If you can find a way to settle, both you and your spouse will come out ahead financially and probably emotionally, too. Good luck!
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