Cost and Expenses

There are different types of costs in divorce cases. The largest cost is usually attorney fees, which is what I charge for the work I do on your case. (See the section on Attorney Fees.) Court costs are the fees that are charged by the court for the filing of the divorce papers and various other papers.

In contested cases, attorney fees and court costs are higher and there may be other costs for things such as depositions, private investigators, photographs, psychological evaluations, and tax consultants. You must pay these costs, as we are ethically prohibited from lending clients money.

Any discussion about what the costs or attorney fees will be is the roughest of estimates. There are many variables in any divorce case, including some over which I have no control. Who your spouse will hire as a lawyer, how complex the financial issues are, or what mood the judge is in on the day of trial will affect how I handle your case and, therefore, what it will cost you.

The emotional cost of a divorce can be greater than the dollar cost. The damage of having a broken marriage examined in court is something only those who have lived through it can understand.

Reviews from People Who Have Been There

  • Jessica Ferrante is quick and fierce in the courtroom.

    “Jessica Ferrante is quick and fierce in the courtroom. You definitely want her on your team. I recently hired her after a 3 year long child support case to get the job finally done. She not only got the case settled, but she won it by a landslide! I highly recommend her!”

    Abigail

  • His integrity, preparation, and support made the best of a very sad situation. Highly competent, Intelligent and tenacious.

    “Nick Rice represented me in a 10 year divorce case that included 6 opposing attorneys, GAL, 2 special Masters, and TN Court of Appeals. ”

    Steve

  • Mr. Rice is a very professional and employs a highly trained team of assistants who both assist him and keep the paperwork flowing to a quick conclusion of my case.

    “ Easy to contact if I/you have a question and is very knowledgeable as to how the case will proceed through the courts.”

    Larry

  • They always made time for me and made me feel like a priority.

    “Larry Rice and Erin O’Dea are excellent attorneys.”

    Nancy

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    “I cannot express my gratitude and complete satisfaction of a job well done.”

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