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Surviving Divorce, Fourth Edition by Terry Hillman, Pamela Weintraub

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CHAPTER14

Paying the Bill

In This Chapter

  • Understanding divorce lawyers’ fees
  • How you can save money on your legal fees
  • Negotiating a retainer agreement
  • Determining whether your attorney’s charges are legitimate

If you’re going through a divorce, you might be hard-pressed to think of anything worse than the breakup of your marriage—until you get your lawyer’s bill. Why are lawyers so expensive, and how do they charge for services rendered? This chapter uncovers the mystery behind the fees associated with hiring a divorce attorney.

Why Is Legal Representation So Costly?

All lawyers do is talk, right? And don’t they say talk is cheap? Not when ...

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