The cost of divorce in Montgomery County or Harris County does not have to be expensive. In an uncontested divorce, for example, the parties have agreed in advance how to divide marital property, allocate debts, arrange for custody of minor children, and set child and spousal support.
Important points to remember in an uncontested divorce:
- Does your attorney represent and go to court with you? Some people think they are hiring an attorney and at the end of the day all they get is a pile of paper.
- Even though it is uncontested, a divorce is still a divorce which is litigation. The case name is You v. Spouse and it is unethical for one attorney to represent both sides to a lawsuit. Your attorney can represent you, but they can not give legal advice to your spouse even in an uncontested situation.
The fees for an uncontested divorce are:
1 – $2,500 for cases involving children, real estate, or property and debt division.
2 – $750 for cases with no children, no property, and no debts.