Now, Let’s Talk About Divorce Prices in Bexar County
When you search simple divorce in San Antonio, you are going to see a lot of paid ads pop up that offer to get you divorced for $159 or $299. As a Bexar County Family Law Attorney, most of my clients come to my firm after trying to get divorced with inexpensive form services. Buying these divorce forms is entirely unnecessary because when you file a divorce without a lawyer in San Antonio, you have to pick up and pay for a simple divorce packet that gives all the information that you need. This packet is only $10!
If you do buy forms, you will still have to pay for the cost of filing the divorce (around $300), and you will also have to wait until Bexar County has sufficient time to have you divorced. Both the need for the forms and the long wait are avoided, if you hire the Cook & Cook Law Firm.
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I’m Seeing Prices for Divorce Attorneys in San Antonio, Ranging From $149-$10,000. Why is the Range of Prices for Divorce Lawyers so Big?
First, any prices that are $0.00-$299 are not likely from lawyers. The ads may look like legal ads but are likely not from attorneys.
Ads for less expensive divorce lawyers, advertising things such as fixed fees or flat fees are for cases where the spouses in the divorce do not have to go to a jury or bench trial (or any other hearing) to fight over children assets or debts.
Once you start looking into prices for divorce cases where mediation, counseling or trial from the lawyer is required, there is very little price information on the web. This is for a number of reasons:
- Lawyers often want to know about your situation, to estimate how much time it will take to get you divorced. Even with an estimate of time, the lawyer still cannot know the number of hours your case will take him/her to process.
- The case could last two months or two years. For this reason, you are given a retainer amount of 2.5K-$5K in San Antonio (just an estimate), but that is not the total price. Rather, a down payment to cover a certain number of hours of work from the divorce lawyer.
- Prices are a very sensitive issue when it comes to divorce, so many attorneys simply want to go over it with you in person to be able to answer your questions.
Our Uncontested Divorce Lawyer Prices
If the below 4 factors apply, the Cook & Cook Law Firm will conduct your simple divorce for $1,500 (without children, with basic property) and $2,000 with children. You can start with $950 down. If you have no assets or children, you may qualify for the basic simple divorce ($1,250 total).
The service comes with the full assistance of the Divorce Attorneys at Cook & Cook Law Firm. Many simple divorces do not fall within the 4 factor requirement list. In that case, we certainly can offer you the same divorce service, with some add on charges for any applicable provision your case requires. If you hire us for this simple divorce, you will not pay taxes, additional hidden fees or filing fees. The price is simple, just like your divorce. If you have any questions about this, call me at (210) 271-2800. Our prices INCLUDE the big $300-$350 governmental filing fee.
You may find it difficult to locate prices from attorneys on the internet. We know that your time is important to you, which is why we want this process to be as fast and hassle free as possible, starting from just giving the price right online. If you would like your divorce filed tomorrow, give us a call.
A Simple Divorce in San Antonio, Texas Requires the Following:
1. You or your spouse live in Bexar County, Texas and have for 6 months;
2. Both spouses are willing and available to sign off on the the simple divorce terms;
3. Custody Agreements do not involve more than one tier (Meaning only one custody schedule is included per case);
4. Client does not require more than 7 hours worth of correspondence, revisions, or conferences.
*Additional charges will apply to do real estate title transfers or other complex asset divisions such as allocating one retirement account to both spouses.
Our Family Law Attorneys Promise To Provide Lawyers You Can Reach
We know what you want. You just want to be divorced. You and your husband or wife do not have a big fight and long road ahead of you. The paperwork just has to get filed, and you need to start your own life. The sooner the better. If you are wanting to get a fast, smooth simple divorce, then you have come to the right San Antonio divorce law firm.
Where Can I Learn More About Cook & Cook Before I Get Started?
Check out our reviews, or see our credentials at the Better Business Bureau, or learn more about Attorney Megan Cook here. If you would like a list of referrals from us (past clients), we will gladly provide one upon your request. Send it to email@example.com
What Will My Spouse Have to Do?
- Your spouse only needs to sign two documents;
- Your spouse does not ever have to go to court;
- Your spouse will NOT be served with divorce Papers.
Why Not Hire a DIY Divorce Form Service Like LegalZoom
Forms do not get you divorced. Forms are just a part of getting divorced.
If you pay $299.00 to buy online divorce forms, you will still have several steps left you have to properly execute in order to actually get divorced. First, often you have to fill out the forms properly. Then, you have to find the right location in Downtown San Antonio, to file the petition. You have to execute the waiver with a notary, and file that with the clerk as well. Then you have to assess the divorce decree template and fill it out. This document has to be filed in a different location than the original petition was filed. The worst part about hiring a divorce form service is the waiting period. In Bexar County, Texas, according to many of our clients a person doing her own divorce will wait at least half of a year before the court has approved the decree, and will allow you to be divorced. There are over 3,000 divorces pending in San Antonio, Texas (updated in April, 2017). That is a long line. Conversely our attorneys can quickly buzz you into court, and get you divorced and moving on with your life. So, when hiring a divorce form service, and when assessing the cost of divorce, it is important to consider not only the cost of the forms, but the cost of the gas, time and effort. The majority of our simple divorce clients come to us after trying to do their own divorce and after paying $299 for divorce templates.
Why Not Hire a Cheaper Divorce Lawyer, Like One From Craigslist? Because Not all Uncontested Divorces Are Created Equal:
|Cook & Cook||Many Other Places|
|We File the divorce within 1 business day of contract receipt||Yes||?|
|Divorce done in 61 days*||Yes||?|
|Law Firm Devoted to Agreements For Divorce||Yes||?|
|File delivered in .doc Format to Client, to Use if Case is Not Agreed||Yes||?|
|If You Cannot Attend Court For Accepted Reason, We Will Motion Court To Waive Hearing**||Yes||?|
|Weekly Case Updates||Yes||?|
|Draftsmen Attorney and Reviewing Attorney for Each Case*||Yes||?|
|More than 10, Verified 5 Star Reviews on Google||Yes||?|
|Prices Listed on Website for Your Convenience||Yes||?|
|Up to 7 Hours of Client Support, at no added charge*||Yes||?|
*Timeline requires full cooperation from both spouses, and does not apply to default divorce cases, where a spouse is missing.
**We cannot guarantee that a court will accept our motion to waive your hearing.
***If case is extremely simple estate, a reviewing attorney will not be used, and only a drafting attorney will handle case.
****This 7 hours can include phone time to explain divorce law, or back and forth to revise your decree as you need, or just plainly explaining the divorce process to you. You would be surprised how much support you might want, as you go through your divorce, and we are here to help.
What is the Cost of a Complex Contested Divorce in San Antonio? By the End, $2.5K-$30K (*Estimate Only)
Prices vary broadly in Bexar County for complex divorces. We would be glad to talk with you about your case, and see what less expensive options may be suitable to you. Note, that the total cost and the down payment can vary substantially.
You can start the process of hiring us for your contested divorce here. At Cook & Cook, our San Antonio divorce lawyer retainer is $3,000-$4,000 depending on the complexity of your divorce case and our hourly rate is $275.
Testimonial From a Divorce Client:
“I’m a military member currently serving in the Airforce. After trying to find the most inexpensive and easy way to get my divorce done, I ended up with a waiting time of over 6 months, using a self-complete divorce website. Thankfully I found Ms Cook, who helped me out to fix the mistakes of the website and get my divorce in 2 months. I appreciate their professionalism and the help I received from their firm. I will use their service again if I ever needed it.”
*For information about the cost of divorce in Austin, please see this Law Firm page.
Read more of our testimonials here.
Common Question 1: Is this Uncontested Divorce Lawyer Price High?
This is not a high price for your divorce in San Antonio. And, it is an outstanding price for what’s included in the flat fee package. You are getting an entire divorce process completed for you, in an expedited manner. Your divorce is filed after 1 business day of your contract execution. Your uncontested divorce is completed 61 days later, assuming all parties cooperate with signing. You get direct contact information to your experienced divorce attorney. We feel very strongly that this is an awesome price.
Common Question 2: Why is the Price so Low?
If you are a suspicious person, and you think that this price might sound too good to offer a good service, I understand. But, remember that the service is limited to uncontested, divorces only. If you have a complex estate (retirement to divide, more than one piece of real estate, business interests to allocate between spouses) we have the tools to draft your decree properly, but the price increases depending on the complexity of your estate. In fact, Cook & Cook’s law service is not a “cheap divorce service.” Rather, its is a flat fee all inclusive package which uniquely offers to base prices on the exact needs of the individual client. We love the service we offer, and we are proud of it. If you are interested in hiring us, call anytime. (210) 271-2800.
Have More Questions About Our Simple Divorce? Learn More Here.
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One great way to figure out if you can have an agreed divorce, is to use this webpage that we made that allows you and your spouse to go through all the questions you will have to agree on before getting divorced. If you think you might have an agreement but are not sure, try working through that settlement agreement page with your spouse.
You may have found more information about filing for divorce online here than you could find at other websites. This website is a reflection of the services we provide. We really try to go above and beyond with our divorces, and we would be honored if you choose us to help you.