Divorce Service Pricing
The following are current 2019 divorce prices of the Cook & Cook Law Firm, PLLC.
The Friendly Divorce (Uncontested Cases Only)
Part as Friends Divorce Without Children: $1,495* (see below for additional optional costs)
Part as Friends Divorce With Children: $1,995* (see below for additional optional costs)
Locations Served: Throughout Texas.
Payment Plans Available For the Friendly Divorce: $950 down, with remainder due in 30 days.
Lower Payment Plan Available: $498 down, two additional payments of $498 *(divorce takes longer than 60 days to complete)
*To do the part as friends divorce, your spouse must be willing to sign agreed divorce papers without formal mediation or litigation.
The "Anything You Need" Type of Divorce (we still try to help you "part as friends")
See our detailed list of divorce phase pricing here.
Phase 1: Filing, serving and setting up lawsuit. Handling temporary orders, doing informal negotiation. This cutting edge, strategic Litigation Service is offered at 3 simple flat fee stages. Phase 1 is a $3,500 Fixed Fee for up to 10 hours of legal service. It is $1,750 for each 5 hours of extended service.
Phase 2: Phase 2 is only needed if the case does not close after Phase 1. Phase 2 involves informal settlement and/or Mediation and Inventory forms (85% of our cases settle at this phase 2). Phase 2 offers a great opportunity to resolve family disputes in a cost effective way. Phase 2 is $3,500 flat for up to 10 hours of work. It is $1,750 for each 5 hours of extended service needed.
Phase 3: Phase 3 is only needed if the case does not close after Phase 1 and Phase 2. At Phase 3, the case is billed at $350 per hour. Retainer quote available upon case assessment of remaining issues after phase 1 and 2.
Locations Served: Bexar County & Contiguous Counties of Bexar
Review additional pricing details below. When ready, click the below button to proceed to our divorce service order form. Please keep in mind that we cannot accept your case if we have worked in any capacity for your spouse.
For the Friendly Divorce, the Following Additional Optional Costs May Apply:
1. If there is an investment account that is going to be divided ($600 per investment account);
2. If you need a Writ for automatic child support withholding order ($315) (other methods of child support payments are included without additional charge);
3. If you require a business or trust to be divided or set up ($600);
4. +$300 per piece of real estate owned by either spouse except that one piece of real estate is included in the flat fee divorce.
5. +$1,000 if spouse is missing and outside of the U.S.;
6. +$830 if the Attorney General intervenes in your lawsuit;
7. +$330 per property lien or deed requested (optional service to client, and not required to get divorced)
8. If there are more than 2 vehicles in the divorce decree, +$200 per vehicle owned;
9. +$400 if you require agreed upon temporary orders to be entered OR custom custody provisions deviating from standard custody and standard parenting plan.
10. If your case does not come to a signed agreement within 3 months of the date of hire, we charge $150 per month to keep case opened and continue servicing file.
11. If your spouse hires a lawyer of record, this means that your divorce is no longer “uncontested”. Our retainer fee for a divorce with a lawyer on the other side is $3,900. If you elect to hire us for a contested divorce, we will roll your previously paid fees into your retainer fee, if we are able to offer our services at the time of your need.
13. You wish to have a separate contract listing your assets to keep these out of public record ($375 for AID).