A lot of the pain and heartache of the divorce process can be minimized with the right mindset. If you stay stuck in and dwell on the past, then you cannot appreciate the opportunity you have right now or plan for a brighter future.
One of the best ways to get into a positive mindset for divorce is to understand what to expect from a Texas divorce, particularly in the Dallas area. Also, keep in mind that “agreed” or “uncontested” does not necessarily mean “simple” or “cheap.”
Dallas Divorce FAQs
How Much Does a Divorce Cost?
Based on our own anecdotal information and some basic research, the average divorce costs between $7,000 and $30,000, with the median cost often being around $15,000. However, there are a lot of factors that go into that cost – the amount of conflict in the relationship, the complexity of the issues, the amount of property, the experience and quality of the attorney, and the amount of communication between you and your attorney during the divorce process, just to name a few.
How Long Does a Divorce Take?
As for how long a divorce takes, that can vary, too. Some states have minimum “cooling off” periods that prevent you from getting divorced right away. In Texas, there is a 60 day “cooling off” period, so a divorce can take anywhere from 61 days to two or more years.
Again, a variety of factors affect the length of time it can take to conclude the divorce process. In an average case where you do not agree with your husband but things are progressing normally, your divorce may take nine to 12 months to be finalized.
What Will Others Think of Me if I Get a Divorce?
Yes, people may treat you differently. Friends and family may have opinions about who filed for divorce, or they may not understand how to support you. People may inevitably “pick a side” and you may lose relationships along the way. Being prepared for this and having people in your corner who support you will help you manage this aspect, too.
Dallas Divorce Attorney
At Alexandra Geczi PLLC, Family Law, we understand the true cost of divorce. Our compassionate guidance can help you prepare for what lies ahead as you begin navigating the divorce process. Contact us today to request your free case evaluation.