In a collaborative divorce, how does theattorney’s feeget split?

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In a collaborative divorce, how does theattorney’s feeget split?

He makes more than double what I make. Does the lawyer fees get split evenly or by amount the people make? For example, if my spouse makes 150k and I make 50k, does that he pays 75% and i pay 25% or is the fee split in the middle?

Asked on November 1, 2010 under Family Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

It is my understanding that the fee for your attorney in a collaborative divorce is a discussion and agreement between you and your attorney.  Collaborative divorce is very different than "regular" divorce litigation.  Its intent is to minimize the stress and fees associated with filing for divorce in Court.  The attorney's fees are lower in general becasue there is not all that wasted money in preparing motions for judges and waiting in court.  However, if you can not come to an agreement in a collaborative divorce situation then your attorney has to step away from the case and you have to start al over again with a new lawyer  So I would iron out all the details of every aspect of fees, etc., before you agree,  Good luck.


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