How Do Flat-fee or Fixed-rate Divorces Work?

When seeking a divorce in the least burdensome way possible, it can seem like you only have two choices: 1) try to handle matters yourself, which can involve confusing and lengthy forms, challenging filing requirements, complicated courthouse procedures, and unclear and vague statutory provisions; or 2) hire an attorney who is going to charge you an arm-and-leg while doing everything they can to make matters more dramatic, expensive, and time-consuming just to run up the bill in your time of need. And while there are unfortunately some unscrupulous attorneys out there whose examples can sadly outshine the many compassionate and reliable family law professionals, you should understand that those are definitely not your only two options. With a little research, you can find a trusted family law attorney who you can rely on to put your best interests first in minimizing cost and delay while also honoring your interests, and a number of family law attorneys offer flat-fee or fixed-rate divorce options in furtherance of that goal.

Who Qualifies for a Flat-fee Divorce

Flat-fee divorces are for couples who want an attorney to assist them in resolving their divorce with minimal stress and delay and who do not wish to litigate matters between themselves in the divorce. Thus, a couple seeking a flat-fee divorce should be in agreement with one another on issues relating to:

  • Division of property
  • Spousal support
  • Child support
  • Child custody

At Kearney | Baker in Pasadena, we offer a $2500 flat fee California divorce (plus court fees) for divorcing couples who have already come to an agreement on the above issues. What our attorneys will do is meet with you to determine whether you qualify for a flat-fee divorce, and, if so, we will draw up a final settlement agreement on your behalf to submit to a judge as well as guide you through all the steps necessary to obtain your divorce resolution.

We will not actually represent you in court, but, as we will fully explain to you in our consultation, there will be no need for you to be represented in court as the divorce will be uncontested and you will be fully prepped on everything you need to do and say when you do appear in court.

Schedule a Flat-fee California Divorce Consultation Today

At Kearney | Baker, our Pasadena family law attorneys have 60 years of combined experience in reaching positive outcomes on behalf of our clients in family law matters. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your circumstances.