Usually the lawyer would charge the regular hourly rate, which in our county is anywhere from $250 an hour to $450 an hour. If you’re court-appointed, it is less expensive. The court sets the rate at $225 an hour. It can be less expensive in the long run if you have one half of the process already completed before you go to the next one.
With 30 years of experience in family law, Laura M. Urbik Kern is a certified mediator and family lawyer who concentrates on dissolution, family and juvenile law, child support, and complex domestic relations cases.