The filing fee of 215 and some legal time, please ask around, a lawyer closer to Canton (norfolk probate) may give you a better rate than one further away, plus or minus $2k is about right for a professional devoting his or her whole day to your case and anything after or before, take care.
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Including the filing fee ($215.00), probably $2,000 - $3,000 to work with an attorney.
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It depends on if you do it yourself or if you hire an attorney. The filing fee at the court for a joint petition for divorce is $215. Most attorneys will charge a flat fee to help you with the paperwork and draft a separation agreement. I would say on average $2000.
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I agree with all of my colleagues who have answered so far. No two Joint Petitions are alike. Some are more involved depending on the amount of assets and documentation necessary to divide those assets. A Joint petition with few, or no, assets would , of course, be much less expensive. Best of luck to you.
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I think the dollar amounts that have been quoted here are pretty typical.
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