Estimate of Fees

These are the ranges for initial payments required in these types of cases. These are guidelines and your case may be more or less depending upon your case and the specific facts of your case. 

We will not be able to give you a more exact estimate of your attorneys fees & costs until we meet with you, review any court papers or other paperwork you may have.

Uncontested Divorce
  • No children & no property division: $400 plus court costs & service fees
  • Additional fees for out of state service, multiple service attempts, or resumption of maiden name
Child Custody
  • By Consent: $1,500 & up plus court cost
  • Contested: $3,500 & up plus court cost
Child Custody & Child Support
  • By Consent $2,500 & up plus court cost
  • Contested $3,500 to $5,000 & up plus court cost
Contested Child Custody, Support & Property Division
  • Middle-Income Divorce with children, contested custody and asset disputes: $7,500 – $15,000
  • Mid-asset case – marital estate from $200,000 up to $500,000: $5,000 – $15,000
  • High-asset Divorce case – marital estate over $500,000: $20,000 – $50,000
Adoptions
  • Non-relative: $2,500 to $2,500 & up
  • Step-parent: $1,500 to $2,000 & up
  • Pre-Birth Orders: $1,500 & up

*additional fees for multiple children

Other Cases
  • Modification of Child Support only: $3,500-$7,500
  • Modification of Custody: $7,500 & up 
  • Legitimation with Custody: $3,500-$7,500
  • DVPO  §50B: $1,500 & up 
  • No Contact §50C: $1,500 & up
  • Paternity: $2,500 & up
  • TPR: $2,500 & up

Court costs, filing fees, and other expenses are additional.