The two main factors that predict the cost and length of your case are the complexity & level of conflict. You can read about determining your level of conflict HERE.
Complexity in a family law case means how complicated are the issues that are going to be decided? Here are some generalities about complexity:
You could look at case complexity on a scale. Here is how we would add those up:
Scoring these totals I would say this:
0-2 points: Very Low Complexity; You agree on a most issues; must several minor ones remain.
3-5 points: Moderate Complexity; You and the other party agree on some issues; but have important disagreements on at least one important issue.
6-8 points: High Complexity; You don’t agree on much, and certainly not on at least one important issue. There are hard feelings.
9+ points: Very High Complexity; There are important issues that you very much disagree with the other parent about, combined with hard feelings on both sides.
Now that you understand how we examine complexity, use our Case Budget Calculator to help you determine the cost of your case.
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