Rates & Fees for Complex Divorce on Long Island
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Many attorneys are unwilling to discuss legal fees. However, at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C., we understand how important it is to get an idea of how much things cost when you are considering legal action. Entirely devoted to divorce and family law, the firm's attorneys have developed a list of issues that can make a divorce or other legal action more costly and how to keep the costs down. Mediation can lower costs. The firm's experience and knowledge of Long Island divorce and family law delivers to clients:
- Aggressive representation
- Personal attention
- Free consultations
- Very competitive pricing
For select cases, our retainers are as low as $3,450 and our hourly rates are as low as $345.
How much does the average divorce cost?
Most divorces can be started with an initial retainer of $3,450. There is no way to determine in advance the exact amount, which is determined by the very personal issues of your case. The retainer covers your attorney's fees for time spent working on your case as well as for legal fees. The actual court and legal expenses for a divorce in the State of New York are more than $400, including:
- Filing the initial complaint
- Obtaining a judge
- Moving the case through the court calendars
- Service of process
At $345 an hour, our firm has extremely competitive rates. We provide you with the highest quality legal services and a wealth of expertise, all at a very reasonable rate. Each client receives personal attention at all times. Our associates and support staff are caring and competent individuals and our track record speaks for itself.
We handle more contested divorces than any other Nassau or Suffolk law firm.* This means our clients enjoy an edge, right from the start.
What separates a $1,000 divorce from a $20,000 divorce?
The average divorce involves the refinancing of a home, limited custody issues and the division of a retirement account. This can be done in a relatively short period of time and is not costly. Complex issues and problems such as these can cause a divorce to become costly:
- Drawn-out custody battles
- Family violence
- Criminal matters and orders of protection
- Complex businesses that must be evaluated and split
- Retirement accounts
- The sale of a home
- Allegations of sexual abuse or incest
- Forensic psychologist or incompetence matters
- Unwillingness to abide by court orders and the State of New York laws
These legal issues — if all contained in one divorce — clearly push the divorce towards a minimum $10,000 price tag.
How much is mediation?
Mediation services start with the payment of $345 for the first hour and $345 an hour for each appointment after that. If the mediation is successful, a full agreement is drawn up for only $1500. If an uncontested divorce is the end goal, that will cost $1000 plus an additional $400 in filing/court fees and case expenses.
We handle hundreds of divorces and we can help you reach an agreement. Mediate your separation or divorce settlement for one low, flat fee with one of Long Island's best-known and experienced divorce attorneys, Bryan L. Salamone, Esq.
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