How much money should I prepare to spend to start my divorce?

Typically, divorce attorneys will require a retainer fee and quote you their hourly rate for their attorney services. We require a retainer to start your divorce and the retainer is refundable, meaning that any part that is not expended for attorney’s fees or expenses will be refunded to you. The amount of the retainer will be based upon our assessment of how complex the case will be and what will probably need to be done to move it toward a conclusion.