It completely depends. If you are requesting an uncontested divorce, the cost is going to be able $1000 for the legal fees and probably another $500 in costs. For a contested divorce, retainers range from the low end of $2500 to the high end of $20000, depending on the experience and resume of the attorney involved. That retainer is generally held in trust and the attorney bills against it at their hourly rate, usually $250-$550.
The hang up that many people fall into is retaining an attorney they cannot afford, then attempting to fight over every little issue. If you can only afford a minimum retainer, you do not want to waste that retainer fighting over small matters.
The legal fees for an uncontested divorce with one minor child range between $750.00 - $2,500.00 It depends on the attorney's level of expertise and experience and various other factors related to your case. Child support is calculated using statutory formulas provided in the Nevada Revised Statute based on earnings. Alimony is determined on numerous factors such as duration of marriage; education and health of respective parties; etc. It would be in your best interest to seek a consultation with a family law attorney to go over the details of your case and determine whether it will be an uncontested or contested divorce. At that point, you will have a better idea of the fees and costs involved.
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