Average Cost of Divorce in Virginia

According to the latest research, the cost of divorce in Virginia is the 9th highest in the country. The same study indicates that Virginia also has the 9th highest median household income and the average cost of living in the state is 2.1% higher than the national average.

Here are the numbers reported in the article that published this information:

• Avg. cost of divorce without children: $14,500 (9th highest)
• Avg. cost of divorce with children: $21,800 (9th highest)
• Cost of living: 2.1% greater than the national average
• Median household income: $72,577 (10th highest)
• Divorced population: 10.2% (12th lowest)

As a firm that handles divorce cases exclusively, we can tell you that the average cost is higher in Northern Virginia as the median income and cost of living are also higher in this area.

For comparison, below are some estimates of flat fees we charge based on the case type. Although it is difficult to compare our rates with other firms since we are the only firm that doesn't bill clients by the hour, we can say with confidence that our rates are well below the average rates in the area. You should also be aware that any firm that bills by the hour will not tell you how much your total cost will be. We like to be transparent about our fees because we know this is important to every client.

Here are just a few examples of fee ranges for various case types:

• Uncontested Divorce without Children: $2,000 to $6,000
• Uncontested Divorce with Children: $3,000 to $7,000
• Contested Divorce without Children: $4,000 to $10,000
• Contested Divorce with Children: $5,000 to $10,000
• Contested Divorce with Contested Custody: $10,000 to $16,000 
• Divorce with Substantial Assets: $10,000 to $15,000
• High Net Worth or Complex Business Assets: $14,000 to $20,000

Keep in mind, these are broad estimates. Your fee may be higher or lower based on the facts and circumstances of your case. The best way to determine the exact fee for your case is by discussing your particular situation during an initial consultation. To schedule, please call us at 703-271-6519 or schedule online.