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Divorce never really ends. It doesn’t just go on for a few months. Nearly every part of your life changes at once and the consequences last a lifetime. The decisions you make impact your life, and the lives of your loved ones, for years to come.
Men often rush to settle and hurry through the process.
But mistakes can be expensive and it’s vital to do things right the first time. An intense, difficult period, divorce involves so much more than ending your marriage.
You have child custody, child support, spousal support, the division of property, and many other factors to consider. Most men can benefit from the steady hand and professional guidance of an attorney experienced in Washington divorce law.
Types of Divorce We Handle
We represent clients in many types of family law cases. Whatever your needs, we have attorneys to make sure everything is handled properly and professionally.
Our practice areas include all facets of divorce, including:
When it comes to ending a marriage, many men don’t know where to start. We understand the unique challenges husbands and fathers face in divorce and child custody disputes.
With years of practical experience, our team focuses on sound guidance and representation and are a resource to help men understand their rights and options.
Divorce For Men
Most divorces don’t go like that, however. The more factors in play, the more difficult things become.
Children, substantial assets or liabilities, and lengthy marriages all complicate divorce. You may find yourself in a fight for an equitable parenting plan or the rights to a shared home. Spouses often argue about minor, inconsequential things, so it’s important to know what’s worth fighting for and what to let go.
When couples can’t come to terms on key issues, they often must go through mediation or arbitration. If no agreement is reached, you may ultimately find yourself in court. In these potentially tricky situations, our knowledgeable divorce attorneys offer guidance and representation.
Examples of Divorce Costs:
There are some costs that are incurred in almost every divorce and others that are required only under special circumstances.
Just to file for divorce in Washington, it costs roughly $300. This includes fees for filing, a judicial surcharge, and court facilitator costs. The cost of a complex divorce will be impacted by the necessity of experts. Many cases don’t require experts, but for those that do, it can be an expensive proposition.
Here is a list of the common experts required in a divorce and an estimate of the cost for their services:
- Vocational Evaluation $1,500
- Custodial Evaluation $2,500 to $7,000
- Minor’s Counsel $2,000 to $5,000
- Forensic Accountant $5,000
- Special Master $2,500 to $5,000
- Home appraiser $350
- Personal Property Appraiser for collectibles, art, etc. $100+ per hour
- Computer expert for data recovery and discovery $75+ per hour
- Court Reporters and transcripts $0 to $2,500
- Process server $75 to $400
- Private investigator $300 to $3,500
- Mediator $150+ per hour
- Financial Planner or accountant $60+ per hour
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Our managing attorney, Ken Alan, looks forward to talking with all prospective clients. He will discuss your situation and answer your questions at no charge on an initial phone call.
Then, during an in-person consultation our managing attorney, reviews your case, lays out your options, and determines which of our skilled divorce lawyers would be the best fit to represent you and your particular interests.
Advice from managing attorney Ken Alan: "The biggest critical part of the consultation I think is getting an education. Obviously for a client or potential client, they may not know what's going to happen. You're asking, 'what can I expect' or 'how is this going to play out for me?'
And so it's so important to get an education and understanding of the law, because you're going to end up making some pretty critical decisions that have long reaching effects. Therefor my biggest thing is to educate."