Business Insider consulted with the divorce lawyers of Cordell & Cordell for analysis of “The 9 Most Expensive Cities For Getting A Divorce,” which it calculated based on the average rate for divorce attorneys in cities across the country.
Cordell & Cordell partner Spencer Williams offered his insight into why cities like Dallas, Philadelphia, and Newark are so expensive when it comes to divorce (Los Angeles topped the list at an average rate of $350).
A problematic trend in many of these high-priced divorce cities is couples opting to pursue a divorce without hiring representation.
Many make the analogy to persons considering self-representation (or pro se) to that of a person who has a cracked tooth or a broken arm deciding to fix themselves without a dentist or doctor.
Can they fix the problem? Certainly. Will they enjoy the long-term ramifications of the do-it-yourself fix? Almost certainly not.
The expense of receiving legal advice on divorce from a qualified family law attorney may seem unaffordable at the time of divorce, but the cost in money, time, and peace of mind of not retaining a lawyer is most likely much greater in the long run.
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