Divorce can be very expensive. Most family law attorneys operate on the billable hour. Thus, your total expense varies depending on the work that goes into your case. Cases that settle faster are typically less expensive than cases that are litigated and require multiple court appearances. Clients are also responsible for other fees such as court filing fees, which can cause your total expenses to increase.
Occasionally, family law attorneys take certain cases on a flat fee basis. In these situations, be sure that you understand exactly what representation you are getting for the flat fee. Your representation may not extend to all areas you are needing to be represented for. Either way, before hiring an attorney, make sure that you understand your fee and payment structure - and make sure that you make wise decisions together as to how to best use your attorney's fees.
If you need to arrange a divorce or separation consultation with a family law attorney, contact Adkins Law. Adkins Law is located in Huntersville NC and primarily serves Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, and the Lake Norman area.