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Both spouses want a divorce decree and have no disputes.
Both spouses are willing to cooperate in out-of-court negotiations.
One spouse has refused to cooperate or negotiations have already failed.
This is the easiest way to get a divorce decree, but it is not allowed in all counties and circumstances. If you are unsure, select this option for now.
An in-person hearing before a judge causes additional delays and burdens, but is required in some counties and circumstances.
A negotiated separation agreement can prevent you from losing legal claims after a divorce filing, prevent disputes later on, or avoid having divorce filings prompt contentious litigation.
Both spouses want a quick, informal negotiation based on a rough approximation of the financials of the spouses. Ideal in low-conflict cases.
There are substantial disputes/conflicts, but both spouses are willing to opt-into voluntary, structured negotiations.
Please check each item that is relevant for either spouse
Divorce Decree by Clerk
This service includes divorce filings, a simple service of process, and a motion for divorce in order to secure a divorce decree by clerk. King @ Law also covers the ~$225 in court fees and other expenses.
Divorce Decree by Judge
This service includes divorce filings, a simple service of process, a motion for divorce, and scheduling/attending a divorce hearing before the judge in order to secure a divorce decree by judge. King @ Law also covers the ~$225 in court fees and other expenses.
This service includes a draft separation agreement, up to four rounds of revision, up to five meetings to discuss the terms, and an accounting showing whether the terms you agreed to are fair.
This service includes an accounting estimating fair divorce terms and support for up to five rounds of offers/counter-offers in informal negotiation. If negotiations are successful, it also includes drafting a separation agreement, quit claim deed, or other legal documents related to the negotiated deal.
This service includes reviewing evidence, an accounting estimating fair divorce terms, attending mediation, and unlimited consultations. If negotiations are successful, it also includes drafting a separation agreement, quit claim deed, or other legal documents related to the negotiated deal.
This service includes any/all services that are ordinarily performed by a lawyer or paralegal for 90 days of litigation. For example, it includes filing a lawsuit, paying court fees, scheduling hearings, starting discovery, reviewing evidence, and out-of-court negotiations.
Please schedule a consultation if you are unsure what legal services you need or have other questions.
1. This Quote
THIS TOOL PROVIDES A QUOTE BASED ON THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDED. HOWEVER, YOUR ACTUAL BILL MAY VARY IF THE SERVICES PROVIDED OR THE FACTS OF YOUR DIVORCE DIFFER FROM WHAT YOU ENTERED IN THIS FORM.
* You may get a quote for a divorce by clerk, but a hearing before a judge may become necessary
* You may believe alimony is not in dispute, then your spouse may raise the issue later on
* You may purchase out-of-court negotiation services, but end up needing litigation
Your actual bill will always be calculated using this tool and the terms of this contract based on the actual services provided and facts of your case. Legal services this tool cannot provide a flat-fee quote for will be billed at $200 per-hour or any flat-fee we agree to in writing. There will be no refund for only using part of the scope of services provided in a flat-fee estimate or for un-used services. For example, if even a small amount of litigation is necessary, you will pay the fee for litigation.
Your flat-fee quote includes routine legal expenses many law firms charge separately for. For example, King @ Law will never bill you for court fees, printing costs, service of process expenses, postal fees, filing fees with the Register of Deeds, or any other similar expenses. However, you will be responsible for any other professional services, such as appraisers, accountants, expert witnesses, mediators, or arbitrators. Additionally, you are responsible for any of your spouse's attorney fees awarded in your case, sanctions, or other costs awarded by the court.
3. Other Terms
This agreement is subject to a check for any conflicts of interest and King @ Law's approval. In the event King @ Law identifies a conflict of interest or declines your business within 10 days of payment, any payment you made will be refunded. If you do not pay your legal fees within 30-days of recieving a notice of an amount due, you will be responsible for King @ Law's legal fees in pursuing payment, including $200 per-hour for any time spent.
You agree that King @ Law is authorized to destroy records or documents related to your divorce once six months have passed from the end of representation. You understand that King @ Law's services are contingent on your full cooperation and may also be affected by the cooperation of your spouse.
In the event this contract conflicts with anything else on King @ Law's website, this contract will take priority. In the event this contract conflicts with a written agreement between you and King @ Law, that written agreement will take priority over this one only if King @ Law expressly states so.