My wife and I are heading towards divorce. If I file first, what am I looking at in terms of cost?
While I am not licensed to practice law in your state and am unable to give you legal advice, I can give you some general observations on this issue based on the jurisdiction where I practice.
Where I do practice in Virginia, the overall cost for a divorce can range greatly depending on the issues that must be litigated in your divorce. If you have houses, retirement accounts, cars, debts, and children then litigation can take a long time because you are addressing several issues.
Assessing where you stand financially would require an in-depth financial evaluation. Although divorce can be expensive and come with big life changes, it is not always that bad.
Divorce is very jurisdiction-specific and requires a specialized knowledge of local law. For these reasons I would suggest you contact an attorney who specializes in family law matters in your jurisdiction.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than tips on these matters, so please contact an attorney in your jurisdiction to obtain specific advice as to the laws of of your state and how they impact your case.
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