My husband and I are planning an uncontested divorce, but I would like to consult with a lawyer to see if what I'm asking for is fair. I'm disabled (I was when we met), and want to make sure I can get by, especially since I don't want a divorce, he does. I'm wondering what it will cost. Thank you.
The answer is: it depends on who you call. Several attorneys offer free consultations. Avvo has a "find a lawyer" feature that can help you search.
If your question is also:: how much will the divorce cost, that's up to how much time and how complicated the divorce is. It's hard to estimate what the cost might be from the beginning. You say it's uncontested, which will help with keeping cost low. But more information is needed to answer this question.
Let me know if you have more questions.
Is this a “helpful” or a “best” answer? Please mark it if it was, and I hope it was! Thank you! Nancy L. Ballast is an attorney in west Michigan, with a practice centered on family law, estate planning, and property law. Grandrapidslaw.blogspot.com
Most lawyers here on AVVO offer free initial consults. Mike Haskell is an excellent lawyer in your area -- I would strongly recommend you consult with him, or any of the many fine West Michigan-based Divorce Lawyers here on AVVO. I wish you all the best of luck, and I hope enjoy a nice holiday season. Warmest regards, Matt Catchick.
You can search among the Avvo profiles for attorneys in your area, and in the profiles you will see the attorney's hourly rates. Substantive consultations usually cost in the ballpark of one hour of attorney time. Some attorneys do free consultations, but those are often very short "meet and greet" opportunities just to see if you feel comfortable with the attorney. Good luck!
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