Setting & Managing Divorce Expectations in Colorado Springs
What to Expect When You File for Divorce
If you are going through a divorce, you undoubtedly have questions, concerns, and worries. At the Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C., our attorneys are here to provide the answers you are seeking. When you choose our firm to handle your divorce, the first thing we will do is discuss what you can expect as you make your way through the process.
How Long Will the Divorce Take?
One of the first questions that people have when beginning the divorce process is about how long 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 parties agree on all 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 disputed issues, the process will not be quite as long. Major disputes can make the process take longer.
At the Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C., 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 giving up on what is important to you just to save time.
How Much Will a Divorce Cost?
The other major question that people have when beginning the divorce process is about how much it will cost to finalize the divorce. Again, this depends on your situation. Our office charges a $3,000 initial retainer. There are usually additional fees 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.
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 duration of your 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 to save yourself money.
Let our experienced divorce lawyers in Colorado Springs help you. Schedule a free initial consultation with the Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C. by calling (719) 212-4227.