What is the average cost of a custody case in juvenile court?

Asked over 2 years ago - Marietta, OH

Parents never married. Would like to know a roundabout figure for a non-custodial asking for custody in Ohio. I am already named the natural father with parental responsibilites and visitation....... I understand all case are different. I already have $2,500 towards a retainer.

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  1. Answered . I would expect that you would be able to find an attorney with a retainer range of $2,500 - $5,000. The actual amount of the charges would be based upon the actual amount of time involved in the case - and that will depend in part upon the other side. Be aware that there may be additional charges, such as a Guardian ad litem, deposition expenses, etc.

    IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Mr. Piper's response set forth above is not legal advice and it does not create an... more
  2. Answered . Attorney Piper is right. My firm requires a retainer of $3,000.00, then there are the filing fees, deposition costs, guardian ad item and if necesarry psychological evaluations.

    Attorney Sternberg is admitted to the practice of law only in the State of Ohio. His answering of this question... more

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