Getting divorced doesn’t have to be expensive. But if you’ve been through one or looked into getting one, you know that it usually is. Sometimes it’s expensive because attorney’s fees are so high. Other times it’s expensive because the parties involved can’t help but fighting over every little thing. But if you and your spouse can come to an agreement on how to split up your property and/or time with your children, we’ll do our part to keep the attorney’s fees to a minimum.
Guest & Gray, P.C. is now offering flat fees for agreed divorces, and we’re accepting payment plans. Here’s how it works. The base fee for an agreed divorce is $1,200. If you have kids or property the base fee is $1,500. If you have kids and property the base fee is $1,800. The base fee is then paid in three equal one-third installments. For example, if you have kids and property and are working under the $1,800 base fee, your initial payment is $600. Once we have received your initial payment, we’ll draft the start up paperwork like the divorce petition. Once you pay the second installment of $600, we’ll file the petition with the court and get the 60 day waiting period started. When you pay the final $600, we’ll draft the final paperwork and set the case for a final hearing. You can do this on your own timeline as your finances allow. The sooner you’re able to make your installment payments, the sooner your divorce can be finalized. But if you need to delay your payments a bit to keep your finances in order, we can wait.
There may be additional fees if you require additional documents to be drafted so that an interest in a house or a retirement fund can be transferred. But the base fee covers the things every agreed divorce requires: a petition for divorce, a waiver of service (so a process server doesn’t have to serve the other party) and a final decree of divorce. Again, we can do this on your timeline, so the payment plan can proceed at the pace at which you need it to proceed.
We believe a flat fee arrangement for agreed divorces is better for both our firm and the client. On our end it means we don’t have to constantly have to hassle you for money to conclude your case. Come to think of it, that’s why it’s good on your end, too. We don’t have to hassle you for more money. This is what it costs, and you can pay us as you’re able. This type of payment plan allows you to control how fast the divorce concludes.
If you need an Kaufman County agreed divorce and you need to do it on a payment plan, our firm is happy to assist you. Please give us a call at (972) 564-4644 to set up a time to meet with me for a 30 minute initial consultation. I’ll be happy to sit down with you to make sure you and your spouse have come to an agreement on all matters that must be dealt with in a divorce so that we can proceed with an agreed divorce from there.