What Does A Divorce Cost

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    What Does a Texas Divorce Cost? 

    “How much does a divorce cost in Texas?” may be a question you're asking and it can sound daunting to anyone who hasn’t dealt with it before. We know at Marx, Altman & Johnson, when someone who is seeking a contested or uncontested divorce starts doing some research, they’re bombarded with information about the difficulty and expense of it. 

    With Marx, Altman & Johnson by your side, we do everything we can to keep the cost of your divorce as low as possible. We understand that everyone has a budget and as your divorce attorneys, we will try our hardest to respect yours.

    Getting Divorce in Texas Is Affordable 


    • If you do not own real estate and have no children who are minors – $495.00
    • If you own one home and have no children who are minors – $695.00
    • If you do not own real estate but you and your spouse have children – $795.00
    • If you own one home and you and your spouse have children – $895.00

    PLEASE NOTE: The above fees are for cases in Dallas and Tarrant County only. Prices vary in neighboring counties. Fees may also vary based on the complexity of your property and/or custody provisions. Fees charged by the courts are not included above.

    What Are the Legal Fees for a Contested Divorce in Dallas or Tarrant Country?

    When asking the question, “how much is a divorce in Texas?” our team of attorneys often handle the average contested case in Dallas or Tarrant County for around $4,400 in legal fees

    For those with limited resources we can generally work out an affordable payment plan to pay this with as little as $1,500 due up front for a Texas divorce.  

    However, fees for a contested divorce vary somewhat as they are dependent on the complexity of a particular case. The divorce cost in Texas can vary depending on your case.

    At your initial consultation, we will give you a firm quote for your total fees. If you are getting a contested divorce, call our attorneys at (817) 442-6182  to find out how much your divorce may end up costing in Texas.


    Pro Se Divorce Packages 

    How To File for Divorce in Texas Without a Lawyer

    A Pro Se Divorce package is simply a do-it-yourself divorce kit. Sometimes they consist of blank forms to fill out and others are fully prepared by a divorce attorney. 

    It is not legal for a non-attorney to prepare legal forms for a fee. The advantage of a Pro Se Package is that it may save a small amount of money. The disadvantages are many. 

    We have seen many unfortunate cases where a person comes into our office having already used a “divorce kit” they purchased elsewhere only to lose out on receiving:

    • Retirement
    • Military benefits
    • Or other sums of money they were entitled to

    When searching for the cost of a Texas divorce, Know that Marx, Altman & Johnson are here to help.

    Texas Divorce Lawyers

    Frequently, clients will come in and ask us to prepare a Pro Se Divorce Package for them. After further consultation with a divorce attorney, however, clients rarely decide to go that route. 

    This is because all our fees are based on how much time the matter will take us to complete, and it works out such that the divorce cost for a Pro Se Package ends up only slightly cheaper than our fees for full representation. 

    Clients generally choose to have a licensed attorney by their side every step of the way since the price is comparable to a Pro Se Package. Choosing a divorce lawyer for representation is also a significantly simpler route for the client.

    Make sure to check out our client testimonials! And make sure to contact us online or give us a call at (817) 442-6182 today!



    A divorce can be a long, expensive process for divorce seekers. With our Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas divorce attorneys at Marx, Altman & Johnson, it doesn’t have to be. Let us help walk you through the confusing legal process and get the most out of your divorce. Contact us today for your free consultation!

    Why Hire Marx, Altman & Johnson For Your Divorce?

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