Average Cost of Divorce in Georgia

The cost of a divorce in Georgia can vary depending on several factors such as the complexity of the case, whether or not there are disputes over child custody or property division, and whether the parties choose to work with attorneys. Here are some estimated costs associated with the divorce process in Georgia:

  1. Filing Fee: The cost of filing a divorce complaint in Georgia varies by county, but typically ranges from $200 to $400.
  2. Attorney Fees: The cost of hiring an attorney to represent you in a divorce can vary widely, depending on the attorney’s experience and the complexity of the case. Hourly rates for divorce attorneys in Georgia range from $150 to $500 per hour, with an average cost of around $250 per hour.
  3. Mediation or Collaborative Divorce: If the parties choose to work with a mediator or pursue a collaborative divorce, the cost will depend on the mediator’s fees or the hourly rates of the attorneys involved.
  4. Court Costs: There may be additional court costs associated with the divorce process, such as fees for court filings, transcripts, and other administrative expenses.

Based on these estimates, the total cost of a divorce in Georgia can range from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the circumstances.

Do your research: contact a Georgia divorce attorney and ask for an estimate, contact a Georgia Divorce mediator and ask about the process and likely costs and contact the Clerk of Court to see if you can go it alone (Pro Se). There are lots of forms, so make sure you have a full understanding of what is needed to file for divorce in your Georgia County.

Considerations when thinking about how to move forward with your Georgia Divorce. A few factors to consider can be found HERE.