What Does a Divorce Cost in Orange County?

Family Matters Fee Schedule

An average Orange County Divorce with Lawyers easily costs five times more than a Family Matters Peaceful Divorce or Legal Separation!

Judicial Forms Package: $525 for cases with minor children, and $450 for cases without children.

Mediation Rate/creating settlement agreement: $200/hr

Additional legal work such as Requests for Order or Modification is billed based on the complexity of each case

The end cost depends on the amount of mediation required, level of cooperation between parties, and whether additional services such as filing a Response, Temporary Orders, Request for Order, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs), Business Valuations, Forensic Accounting etc. are necessary.

Example: An Uncontested divorce with children that only requires 2 hours of Mediation and 1 hour to create a settlement agreement. Your total cost, split between the two of you, is:
$525 + 3 hrs @ $200 + $435 court filing fee + $15 court CC fee + $30 to notarize your signatures = $1605.

Other services include:

Response: $200
Temporary Orders/ Restraining Orders/ Requests for Orders start at $450
Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO): $500

Call and tell us your situation. We will assess your potential needs and give you a cost estimate that will be a fraction of the time & cost of an attorney-driven divorce.