How much does the average divorce attorney cost?
The average cost for a divorce lawyer is $250 an hour and you will spend around $15,000 total. Hiring a divorce lawyer for representation, you will likely spend between $100 and $650 per hour. The price of a divorce lawyer can vary greatly by region (and even by zip code).
Is it better to be petitioner or respondent in divorce?
The name given to the spouse that files first for divorce is the Petitioner and the spouse that files second is called the Respondent. The clearest advantage to filing for divorce first is that at trial the Petitioner gets to present his/her evidence first.
Does it matter who files for divorce first in Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts, filing first should not make a difference to the outcome of a divorce case. In Massachusetts, the case is heard in the county where the spouses last resided. If there is hardship or inconvenience to any party, the court may transfer venue to the fairest and most convenient county for both parties.