It is not possible to determine out the outset how much a divorce will cost, and each case necessarily will be different. There are, however, certain set fees associated with bringing a divorce action, including a $350 fee to file a complaint and $50 for service of the court papers. Spouses with children are required to attend a parenting class, the fee for which is $125. Other fees may be incurred for filing a counterclaim, for example, or for publishing a notice of the action in a newspaper, if the plaintiff cannot locate her spouse. Many attorneys and experts involved litigating a divorce action charge hourly rates that can vary, sometimes widely. These rates and the amount of time a lawyer must spend working on the matter will determine the ultimate cost for a divorce proceeding.
If you have any questions related to divorce in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.