One of the biggest factors that contributes to the high cost of divorce in Massachusetts is the hourly rate attorneys typically charge.
Hourly rates can vary quite dramatically depending on many different factors, including the size and prestige of the law firm and the experience level of the lawyer. Typically, hourly fees range from anywhere between $50 to upwards of $700. Keep in mind that an attorney’s hourly rate is not necessarily a reflection of how good of a lawyer they are.
The following infographic shows the average hourly attorney fees by region of the country. Although the fees can vary widely from attorney to attorney, the below infographic should give you a rough estimate of how much you can expect to pay depending on where you live.
Believing that everyone has the right to obtain high-quality legal services, Ms. Lazar’s practice focuses on the needs of people of “modest means,” typically, those whose incomes put subsidized legal assistance out of reach, but who cannot afford most lawyers’ fees.
Attorney Lazar offers military discounts for members and spouses and handles uncontested divorce cases starting at $750.
The price to hire an attorney might seem steep, but it is a decision that can end up saving you in the long run. An experienced family law attorney can ensure that your rights are protected and that you are not taken advantage of in Massachusetts Probate and Family Court.
Should you be in the midst of a divorce or contemplated a divorce, contact the Law Offices of Renee Lazar at 978-844-4095 to schedule a FREE one hour no obligation consultation.