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Shortly after a couple files the initial court papers to start the process of divorce, they will exchange information regarding their respective financial, economic, and personal situations, including what property they own, what debt they have, and their income. This exchange of information is called discovery.

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Divorce attorney fees vary, ranging from $275 to $800 per hour. Some attorneys charge a flat fee. Others charge by the hour or per contested issue. Therefore, typical divorce proceedings can range in price from just a few hundred to several thousand dollars. For example, a divorce with children and some property can average between $15,000 and $30,000.

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When a divorce is pending, spouses begin thinking about dividing their property and assets, including bank accounts, real estate, and personal possessions. One matter that comes to mind is the protection of an inheritance. This is commonly a big worry when the inheritance includes a family heirloom or a significant amount of money.

An amicable divorce is a smart option for spouses who are ready to end their marriage and are willing to work together to do so. With an amicable divorce (or “friendly divorce”), each spouse still has the opportunity to protect what matters most in terms of property, financial support, and child custody rights, but both spouses commit to compromising when necessary in order to navigate the process without hostility.