Answering some of our most asked questions.
To help you better understand our services and tools, here are some answers to the most common questions we receive:
Why is this information free?
We understand how daunting facing a divorce proceeding can be and are dedicated to making the process of obtaining an attorney and controlling your divorce costs easier for you. We strongly believe that everyone should have access to information on how to find an attorney and how to understand whether your legal fees are fair to you, without incurring additional costs. Controlling Divorce Costs has compiled information all in one place to help guide you through this often overwhelming process.
Is my personal information kept confidential?
Yes. Although you will be asked to provide your name and telephone number when making your appointment with Controlling Divorce Costs and to provide the necessary information for making a payment with Credit Card, we will not use, store, provide, share, or sell your information for any purpose other than to provide you consultation services regarding your divorce costs. Any consultation will be kept private from your spouse, your attorney, and all other parties. All consultation with staff is confidential to the extent permitted by law.
How do I use the sample legal forms and videos provided?
The sample legal forms provided, as well as the instructional videos, are for reference purposes only. Please do not use the forms found on this website for any other purpose than educational and informative. Neither the sample forms nor videos are to be construed as legal advice.
How can you save me money?
We assure you that the wide variety of information and services we provide will help you to reduce your divorce costs at every step of the way. On this website, you can find valuable information how to approach a retainer agreement and negotiate a fee arrangement, how to find an attorney that is skilled in divorce law yet charges within your budget, and how to read and understand your legal bills to recognize unfair charges. Additionally, during your phone consultation, we will be able to provide information specifically tailored to your position on what you can do during your divorce to keep fees low. Finally, we are able to teach you how to contest your legal bills, should you decide following the course of your representation that you’ve been unfairly charged.
What are the hours of phone consultant availability?
Our phone consultants are generally available between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. eastern standard time. Please visit our easy online scheduler for specific availability. If you are having trouble scheduling an appointment and require unique availability, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Who can Controlling Divorce Costs help?
We are able to answer your questions about your legal costs at any stage of your divorce proceedings, from how to find an attorney at the very beginning, how to approach your relationship with your attorney regarding legal fees during the course of your representation, to how to contest your legal bills during or following your divorce proceedings.
Can I call more than one time?
The Controlling Divorce Costs consultants are more than happy to speak with you more than once. The same procedures for setting up an appointment by using our Acuity appointment scheduler and credit card facility apply.
Do you provide information about the cost of a divorce?
While we do provide information about how to lower your divorce legal costs and offer guidelines regarding how to approach certain legal services, we are not able to discuss with you how much your divorce will cost, or what legal fees you should expect based on your personal situation. The specific cost of your divorce will need to be addressed with your attorney, and will vary across the country. We do not offer “ballpark” legal fee figures.
How do I make an appointment?
To schedule your appointment with a Controlling Divorce Costs representative, please click on the “Book An Appointment” button located on the Consulting Services page. You will be guided through the process of choosing an appointment time that is convenient for you, as well as a simple credit-card payment process.
Does it matter what State I live in?
Because Controlling Divorce Costs does not offer legal advice, the information provided on this website and/or during a phone consultation is not location specific. We are able to answer your questions about your divorce legal costs no matter what state you live in. Currently, our consultation services are limited to the United States alone.
Can I meet with a Controlling Divorce Costs professional in person?
We do service clients in person, although the price structure is different for personal consultations. Please be aware that our professionals are located in New York. For more information on how to set up a consultation in person, please provide your information (click here) and we will call you to discuss your individual needs.
What does it cost to speak with a professional?
The cost of a consultation is $45 per 20 minute session, which is prepaid via credit card. We do not accept payment in the form of checks or cash.
How can I speak with a professional?
If you’d like to speak with one of our professionals about controlling the cost of your divorce representation, please click on the “Book an Appointment” button located on the Consulting Services page of our website. You will be guided through the process of choosing an appointment time that is convenient for you. Secure payment is available through the Acuity credit card portal, located here on our website. After you have created your appointment and provided your information, one of our skilled consultants will contact you by telephone. Please ensure you are available at the time and telephone number you provide to our Acuity scheduler. An email reminder will be sent 24 hours in advance of your appointment.
Can I use Controlling Divorce Costs instead of an attorney?
We are only here to provide resources to aid you in controlling the cost of your divorce representation. None of the advice given by Controlling Divorce Costs is legal advice, and is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney.