Can I Afford to Get Divorced in New York?

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Unfortunately, numerous reasons exist for couples to remain in their marriage beyond their desired timeline. Some stay together for their children’s sake, while others face financial constraints. Divorce can not only be an emotionally devasting process, but it can also impact your finances, leaving you to wonder whether you can afford to dissolve your marriage. Depending on the circumstances, some divorce cases can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, the average divorce won’t break the bank, especially when you retain the legal services of a seasoned Suffolk County Divorce Attorney who can effectively represent your interests. Please continue reading to learn how to limit your divorce costs.

How Much Does it Cost to Get a Divorce in New York?

When couples contemplate divorce, one of the first thoughts is how much it will cost. Similar to child custody arrangements, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer, as every divorce case is unique, and several factors can impact the final cost of the legal process.

One of the most significant factors that will affect the cost of your divorce is whether it’s contested or uncontested. A contested divorce occurs when one or both parties disagree on the terms that will apply to the termination of the marriage. On the other hand, an uncontested divorce occurs when both parties agree to the divorce terms. A contested divorce is often more expensive because it takes longer to resolve, resulting in higher legal fees. Uncontested divorces are usually quicker to finalize as they can be settled outside of court, resulting in fewer legal fees. Therefore, if both parties can agree on certain aspects of the divorce, like child custody, spousal maintenance, and the division of property, they can save a substantial amount of time and money.

How Can I Save Money to Afford a Divorce?

It’s natural to want to save money, especially when your financial situation is a little more complicated. You can limit the costs of this legal process in various ways. Firstly, you should consider an alternative dispute resolution method to settle your divorce. Divorce mediation is generally much less costly than a traditional divorce through the courts. This is because you can avoid the costs of a prolonged court process. During mediation sessions, a neutral third party will help couples resolve their disputed issues to create a divorce settlement agreement. However, while this divorce route is often less expensive, it relies on a couple’s goodwill and cooperation to succeed.

If a divorce is imminent and you’re concerned about the potential cost, please don’t hesitate to contact a trusted attorney from the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C., who can tirelessly fight to ensure your financial well-being.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

‐ Craig

After talking to a few other attorneys, I hired Susan to represent me in my divorce and custody dispute. I was reluctant to go with her because she was the cheapest out of all the other attorneys I met with, but I'm so glad I did. I am 100% positive no one else would have done such a great job with my case as Susan and her staff. Her work is quality, her staff is reliable and her character is honorable. There...

‐ Linda

I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

‐ Joanne


The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. proudly serves clients throughout Suffolk County, New York in their divorce, family law, and estate planning matters. If you require the services of an experienced Suffolk County attorney, schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

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