Q: How much to file for a divorce
A: The filing fee can vary by a few dollars county to county, but our office generally pays $ 182 for Porter county including credit card fees. There is an additional fee for personal service. This fee is paid by the client.
As for retainers I am personally aware that retainers range from $800-15,000. I personally charge $2500 retainer for a divorce with minor children and $2000 without. There are exceptions and this is a retainer not a flat fee. Additionally I have a completely different structure for mediation of self-represented parties, which is $1000 plus filing fee down, and $1000 for the final documents if the mediation is successful on a flat fee basis.
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