I, like most New Jersey divorce attorneys, bill by the hour. It is therefore impossible to provide clients with a cost as it will depend on how long the divorce takes. More specifically, it will depend on the number of hours of legal work performed.
The cost can range from several thousand dollars to the low six-figures, although most divorces run between $5,000 and $25,000. I endeavor to work efficiently for my clients to provide encompassing advice while avoiding an overly burdensome cost.
Generally, I will seek at least a $5,000 retainer for a contested divorce. For motions or uncontested divorces, the retainer amount will generally be less.