DIVORCE - UNCONTESTED

     NO CHILDREN

$1000 - Basic Uncontested Divorce - No Children & No Community Property
(In order for case to be considered “uncontested”, the other spouse must agree to speak to the attorney about the case, not have their own attorney, sign a Waiver of Service, and sign Final Decree of Divorce).
Down-payment - $500

$1250 - Simple Uncontested Divorce with No Children & Minor Community Property
("Minor" community property means no more than basic household effects and up to 2 vehicles and 2 credit cards).
Down-payment - $500 - $750

$2000 - Simple Uncontested Divorce with No Children & Standard Community Property
("Standard" community property means no more than basic household effects and up to 4 vehicles, 4 credit cards, mention of 1 house, and general retirement provisions. Does not include preparation of Deeds or QDRO's to split up retirement)
Down-Payment - $1000 - $1250

$2500 - $5000 - Uncontested Divorce with Above Average Community Property Issues

Down-Payment - $1250 - $2000

     WITH CHILDREN

$1500 - Uncontested Divorce with Children & No Community Property
Down-Payment - $500 - $750

$2000 - Uncontested Divorce with Children & Minor Community Property
Down-Payment - $750 - $1000

$2500 - Uncontested Divorce with Children & Standard Community Property
Down-Payment - $1000 - $1250

$3000 - $6000 - Uncontested Divorce with Children & Above Average Community Property Issues
Down-Payment - $1500 - $2500


DIVORCE - CONTESTED

      NO CHILDREN

$2500 - $5000 (Minimum) - Contested Divorce with No Children & Minor Community Property
Down-payment - $2500 - $5000

$5000 - $7500 (Minimum) - Contested Divorce with No Children & Standard Community Property
Down-Payment - $3000 - $5000

$5000 - $10,000 (Minimum) - Contested Divorce with No Children & Above Average Community Property Issues
Down-Payment - $5000 - $10,000

     WITH CHILDREN

$5000 - $7,500 (Minimum) - Contested Divorce with Children & No Community Property
Down-Payment - $2500 - $5000

$5000 - $10,000 (Minimum) - Contested Divorce with Children & Minor Community Property
Down-Payment - $3000 - $5000

$7500 -$12,500 (Minimum) - Contested Divorce with Children & Standard Community Property
Down-Payment - $3750 - $5000

$10,000 - $15,000 (Minimum) - Contested Divorce with Children & Complex Community Property Issues
Down-Payment - $5000 - $10,000

    ADDITIONAL FEES

$500 for each set of Real Estate Documents needed (General Warranty Deed, Deed of Trust, etc).

$1000 for each Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) needed.

$1000 for Ex Parte Protective Order (Based on history of family violence. Removes other spouse from marital residence, or denies access to a child)

$2,500 minimum for each day of contested court hearings, temporary orders hearings, mediations, depositions, etc.

$3,500 minimum a day for a jury trial

NOTE ON HOURLY RATE - $250 - $300 an hour (depending on complexity of the case) for out of court work beyond the initial basic fee, or beyond the first month (whichever comes first).

    
MODIFICATION OF PRIOR ORDERS (CUSTODY, VISITATION, CHILD SUPPORT)

     UNCONTESTED

$1500 - (Both parties agree to sign Agreed Order without any contested hearings. Other party does not have their own attorney)
$2500 - (Party is behind on child support payments and/or Attorney General is party to the case)
Down Payment - $750 - $1250

     CONTESTED

$3000 - $5000 (Minimum) (Other party does not agree to modification, or has their own attorney, or case is set for contested hearing)
Down-payment - $2500 - $4000
 
Add $2500 for each contested hearing,


PETITION TO ESTABLISH OR DENY PATERNITY (OR DEFENSE IN SUIT)

     UNCONTESTED

$1500 - $3000 (Both parties agree to sign Agreed Order without any contested hearings. Other party does not have their own attorney)
Down payment - $750 - $1500

     CONTESTED


$3000 - $6000 (Minimum)
Down Payment - $2500 - $3000

Add $2500 minimum to base price for each extra contested hearing

PETITION FOR ENFORCEMENT OF EXISTING ORDER (CUSTODY, VISITATION, CHILD SUPPORT, ETC).

$500 - Warning letter to the other side

$2500 - $5000 - File Petition for Enforcement
Down payment - $2500 - $3500
 
Add $2500 minimum to base price for each extra contested hearing,

Add $1250 for registration of foreign decree/judgment from another state
 

GRAND-PARENT ACCESS RIGHTS

     UNCONTESTED

$2000
Down Payment - $1000

     CONTESTED

$3000 - $6000 (Minimum)
Down-payment - $2500 - $3500

Add $2500 minimum to base price for each extra contested hearing,


TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS

     UNCONTESTED

$2000
Down-Payment - $1000

     CONTESTED

$3000 - $10,000
Down-Payment - $1500 - $5000

Add $2500 minimum to base price for each extra contested hearing,


ADOPTION

     UNCONTESTED

$3000
Down-Payment - $1000 - $1500

     CONTESTED

$5000 - $20,000
Down-Payment - $2500 - $5000

Add $2500 minimum to base price for each extra contested hearing,

(Note: There are additional fees for social study, attorney ad litem, etc.)


NAME CHANGE

     ADULT - $500

     CHILD - $750 (with both parent's permission)
                 $2500 - $3500 (contested proceeding)
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