Not every divorce is bitterly contested. Some couples reach amicable agreements on their own, without the need to file motions with a court or spend hours negotiating with lawyers. Perhaps you and your spouse have already agreed on what you believe is fair with regard to:
You may agree to abide by the state’s child support formula and believe that there should be little to discuss or negotiate. In short, you do not need to employ a lawyer to hammer out division of pots and pans, discuss who will keep the marital home or argue about where children will live most of the time. While we want to be sure that you understand your rights, we certainly respect a client’s decisions made privately with a spouse and self-designed terms of a divorce.
Do You Anticipate a Simple Uncontested Divorce? If So, Our Flat Fee Divorce May Be the Way to Go
In an uncontested dissolution of marriage case, our Florida family law attorneys offer flat fee divorce. Our flat fee offer assumes that your case will consume up to six hours of a lawyer’s time. We will never encourage clients to make a divorce more complex than it needs to be. However, we do reserve the right to let you know that fees may increase somewhat if unexpected issues add additional attorney hours.
As of January 2013, our fee for a flat fee divorce is $1808, which includes $408 for court filing fees. Our flat fees are not refundable once they have been paid, because we will complete most of the work for your divorce soon after you have submitted payment.
What if Your Divorce Becomes Contested After All?
On the other hand, you may believe your divorce is uncontested until you discuss your case with an Orlando divorce lawyer. At that time, if you realize that your divorce has become more complex than you expected, you can apply your fee as a retainer for our divorce representation, with the understanding that additional hours will be billed accordingly.
Perhaps you are unsure as to what is the best way to go about getting your divorce underway. We are prepared to explore your options in a personalized, detailed and informative initial consultation. Call us or fill out the web-form to the law offices of McMichen, Cinami & Demps in Orlando to learn how to get your flat fee divorce documents underway. Contact our office to discuss the potential recovery of attorney fees in your family law matter in Florida.
You can reach us by phone at 407-898-2161 or by filling out our online contact form.