Issues dealing with family law can be difficult emotionally. When it comes to matters such as custody, support payments, divorce and adoptions, you’ll want an experienced attorney to help get you the outcome you deserve. The experts at Pendlebury Law can provide the support you need in the courtroom.
Can I represent myself in a divorce?
Consider carefully when choosing represent yourself in your divorce. In some cases it may work out in your favor, but remember that it is your right to an attorney. An experienced Idaho Falls attorney can be a valuable asset throughout the entire process.
You can if it’s a very simple matter. There are forms available through the court assistance office. You can go get those. There’s workshops to do. The thing that I would recommend though, if there’s any kind of complicated issue and especially when there’s any children involved, I would recommend that you get an attorney to represent you because those are the things that matter the most when you have to go back and deal with them again and again and again later down the road. You want to make sure it’s set up correctly the first time. And I know lawyers are more expensive, but I know that they’re worth their time to get it right the first time.
How long does a divorce take?
A divorce has no set period of time. A divorce can be a brief process, or a complicated progression. Having an attorney will help to facilitate the proceedings and ensure that you are treated fairly.
It really depends on how much the parties are going to fight. If there is a lot of agreement early on, it can be done as quickly as a week or two or 20 days. But if the issues are a lot more comprehensive and there’s not much agreement between the parties, then it can take sometimes up to six months, sometimes a little longer depending on court calendars and everybody’s schedules.
How much does divorce cost?
Your attorney will help you through the divorce process, and make sure that costs are fair and reasonable. Often, when children are involved, support and other material expenditures must be factored into the overall cost. An experienced Idaho Falls attorney can help make sure proper arraignments are prepared.
In any kind of civil action, there are fixed costs which are filing fees and process service fees. After that, there are a lot of possibilities that can happen. In a divorce case, for example, if there’s children, you could get into focused assessments, you could get into home studies. All those have a cost of their own. But the simple answer is, a divorce costs about $207 right now to file it with the courts. There’s a process service fee about $50 to $60, and then there’s attorney time. And the longer an attorney works on the case, the more that you are going to be billed, because it will be billed on an hourly basis.
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