cost of a divorce in Los Angeles

What is Limited Scope Representation or Unbundled Services?

When you hire (retain) an attorney you have the option of paying a high retainer for an attorney of record, or you can hire your attorney on a limited scope basis to perform unbundled services for a fraction of the cost. An attorney of record will usually require a retainer fee paid in advance in Read more about What is Limited Scope Representation or Unbundled Services?[…]

What is the Least Expensive Divorce Process?

Divorce without going to court is typically the least expensive way to get a divorce. There are different ways that can save you money, such as mediation, limited scope, co-mediation, 2 truly collaborative-minded lawyers, collaborative divorce…. There are different levels of cost-effective divorce. For instance, for those parents whose top priority is to prevent their Read more about What is the Least Expensive Divorce Process?[…]

Do You Have To Pay a Retainer Fee for Consulting Lawyers?

When you choose the mediation process for your divorce, it’s best to have a peacemaking, consulting lawyer to explain your rights to you. Many peacemaking, consulting lawyers typically charge you for the the time they spend with you and for reviewing your documents after you’ve completed your mediation. If you spend an hour or two Read more about Do You Have To Pay a Retainer Fee for Consulting Lawyers?[…]

Can Parties in Litigated Cases Afford Mediation?

Recently, I was reviewing a discussion between family law attorneys about the costs of peacemaking (namely, mediation). I was expremely disappointed in what I was reading. Some of the comments included the opinion that the courts should be awarded more funding for the administration of free mediations for litigated cases. Or in the alternative that Read more about Can Parties in Litigated Cases Afford Mediation?[…]

What is the First Decision When Divorce is Inevitable?

Once the decision has been made that the marriage will end, the first decision should be which divorce process is best for your particular family and circumstances. Will it be court appearances and having a stranger deciding what happens to your money, property and children? Or do the two of you make decisions together through Read more about What is the First Decision When Divorce is Inevitable?[…]

What If I’m Not Sure I Should get Divorced?

At Amicable Divorce Services, we encourage reconciliation and trying any reasonable solutions before beginning the divorce process. The courts also ask you before you are divorced if there is anything that the court or therapy can do to save your marriage. Divorce is the last resort when all else fails. When divorce is inevitable and Read more about What If I’m Not Sure I Should get Divorced?[…]