Call Today for a FREE Consultation!


Contact Us


Call for Free Consultation

(858) 935-6211

[gravityform id="11" name="Contact Us Fixed" title="false" description="false" ajax="true"]

Q:  What is the cost of a divorce in California? My husband and I have been separated, though not legally, for over 18 months. We want to begin the divorce process, but do not know what to do. We are on good terms and share custody of the kids. Would mediation be the way to go?


The first step would be to actually file for divorce. The Superior Court of California charges a filing fee of $395. If you both are on good terms and already have a custody and visitation plan worked out, it should be a pretty simple process. If the divorce is uncontested, meaning you can agree on all the issues, you can hire an attorney do to the work for a flat fee of $2500.

Mediation would be the way to go if you could not agree on the issues. The mediator job is to sit down and listen to both parties and come up with recommendations on how assets should be split. If you guys have everything worked out, there is no need for mediation.

Posted in: Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law

FAQs by Category:

Articles by Category:

Blogs by Category:

  • Testimonials

    • photo

      I was very happy with Mr. Fischer and his team! They helped me in a time of crisis and made sure the outcome was in my favor. Thank you s ...More

      Thomas Zachary
    • photo

      Thank you Mr. Fischer!!! I would and have recommended this Michael Fischer to friends. I had a very difficult divorce/child custody. He a ...More

      Elizabeth Mila
    • photo

      I was dealt with a man for over 2 years who was only concerned with breaking me and reducinghis support payments fo rhis children, Mr. Fi ...More

      David Sebastian
    • photo

      My wife and I started our divorce over two years ago, and I was at a stand still with my wife and my attorney at the time had no plan. I ...More

      Gabriel Dylan
    • photo

      I wanted to take a moment and thank Mike Fischer my divorce attorney for all that he did for me. He made a very difficult time much easie ...More

      Kaylee Victoria
    • photo

      Going through my custody battle was very emotionally trying. I was lucky to have choosen Fischer & Van Thiel to help me protect the m ...More

      Mithila Parker