Learn about the divorce process BEFORE you file your Petition. This could save you a lot of money and grief. Call Amicable Divorce Services at 626-351-1200 to schedule your free, initial consultation to learn about your options.
Here at Amicable Divorce Services, we educate spouses who are considering divorce. Typically, couples come in together to learn their options so that they can choose the process that best suits their family’s needs. At your initial consultation, you’ll learn about costs, timing, confidentiality versus public record, etc. Then you can go home to discuss Read more about Learn About Your Divorce Options[…]
Yes it’s true that sometimes couples are able to complete the whole mediation process for less than one court appearance or even the cost of one spouse’s retainer fee for a litigation attorney (retainer fees for court attorneys usual range from $3500-$50,000). We’ve actually had couples come in to Amicable Divorce Services who were able Read more about Mediation for the Cost of a Single Court Appearance?[…]
Family law attorneys who go to court require an initial retainer fee usually somewhere between $3,000 and $50,000 before they will do any work. Once we receive an initial retainer, that money is deposited into an attorney-client trust account that can be monitored or audited by the State Bar of California. In fact, the interest paid on Read more about How Does a Retainer Fee Work?[…]
I’ve heard it said that couples cannot afford to pay for a private mediator because their attorney’s fees are so high and that’s their first priority. What????In fact, in many cases that we’ve handled, an entire mediated divorce may cost the same as the initial retainer fee for one attorney (not to mention avoiding the Read more about Can’t Afford Mediation Because You’re Paying Attorney’s Fees?[…]