Divorce fees vary by state, county, and law firm. In all divorce cases in Georgia, you will have a filing fee paid directly the Clerk of Court when your divorce is filed. Filing fees in Georgia vary by county, below is a list of local Superior Court filing fees for divorce (as of December, 2021):
Barrow County: $207.00
Gwinnett County: $209.00 gwinnettcourts.com.
Newton County: $209.00 alcovycircuit.com.
Rockdale County: $209.00 rockdaleclerk.com.
Walton County: $210.00 alcovycircuit.com.
If you have a shared minor child with your spouse, you may also be required to attend a parenting class/ seminar for an additional Court fee. Programs and fees vary by county. See my post on parenting classes here: bechtold-law.blogspot.com.
Finally, you will have attorney fees for your divorce. Divorces vary greatly from family to family which in turn impacts attorney fees. “Be sure to get your fee arrangement in writing from your attorney before you enter into any attorney-client relationship.” bechtold-law.blogspot.com.
The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC offers reasonable, clear, and up-front flat fees for most uncontested divorce cases. bechtold-law.com. This process allows you to know your fees ahead of time. Although the firm attempts to provide flat fees for most services, every case is different and may not completely fit into the pricing schedule below (as of December, 2021):
Uncontested Divorce Document Production: $1,000
Uncontested Divorce with Child(ren) Document Production: $1,500
If your divorce turns into a contested divorce,
meaning that you are unable to reach an agreement with your spouse, then The
Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC works on a retainer fee agreement. bechtold-law.blogspot.com. Your starting retainer deposit
amount will be based on your case and is billed against at $300/hour (as of
December, 2021 bechtold-law.com). Every contested divorce is different and
it is difficult to determine final legal fees, however, it is important to get
an estimate from your attorney before you enter into any attorney-client
Contact the Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC to schedule a free initial consultation and obtain a quote for your legal needs. 770-466-2700, Christine@Bechtold-Law.com.