Setting Your Expectations
If you are going through a divorce, you have questions, concerns, and worries. At the Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C., our attorneys are here to provide answers for you. When you choose us to handle your divorce, the first thing we will do is discuss what you can expect as you make your way through the divorce process.
How Long Will the Divorce Take?
One of the first questions that people have when they are beginning the divorce process is the amount of time the process will take. Unfortunately, there is not a simple answer; the time involved depends on your particular situation.
An uncontested divorce may take as little as 90 days, but is only possible when both husband and wife agree on all of the issues that need to be resolved.
A contested divorce can take a year or more, although the average time in the Colorado Springs area is about nine months. If there are only a few small issues where both parties are in disagreement, the process will not be quite as long. Major disputes cause the process to be extended.
Our goal is to learn about your situation and help you decide on the approach that makes the most sense for you. While we strongly encourage negotiation and working collaboratively, we do not believe in just giving up on what is important to you in order to save time.
How Much Will a Divorce Cost?
The other major question that people have when beginning the divorce process is the amount of money the process will cost. Again, this depends on your situation. Our office charges a $3,000 initial retainer. More often than not, there could be additional costs that bring the costs to between $5,000 and $10,000.
Divorces do tend to grow more expensive as disputes arise. A case with a heated disagreement on child support or child custody will cost more than one without that issue, particularly if the dispute needs to be taken to court for a resolution.
Our goal is to keep your costs as low as possible, and there are ways that you can help. We will ask that you become a part of our team for the purposes of your divorce case. When documents need to be gathered, we may ask if you would like to do the work. When exhibits need to be prepared, we may also ask if you would like to pitch in. There is quite a bit that you can do on your own, and if you do, it will save you money.
Let our experienced divorce lawyers in Colorado Springs, Colorado help you. Schedule a free initial consultations with the Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C. today!