Published on July 20, 2014
If you find yourself having to file for a divorce or custody case you may be shocked to learn that the costs involved might prevent you from achieving your goal. Most people have never had to hire an attorney before and have no idea what to expect. Attorneys typically charge an upfront fee called a “retainer” just to start work on your case. The amount can typically range anywhere from $2500 to $5000 but if you call around you will likely be able to find one who will charge you $1500. That’s pretty much average no matter where you live in the U.S.. We want to say at the outset that a good lawyer is worth every penny of their fee and hiring one should always be your first choice when faced with these very important legal issues. But what if you are simply not in a position, either yourself or with the help of family members, to come up with that kind of money? What are your options? We have identified 4 alternatives to retaining a lawyer each of which will make it possible for you to have your day in court without having to break the bank to do it.