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Henry James Joseph, Esq.
 Call me at: 718-624-1400
Uncontested Divorce
Actions and Proceedings:
Contested Divorce
Family Court:  Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Family Offense, Neglect/Abuse
Uncontested divorce is where both spouses agree on all terms and conditions.  Both must want the same result and agree on what to do with property and children.

$ 1,000.00 if there are no children or property to divide, plus court costs of $379.00.  $500.00 plus court costs due at hiring.  $500.00 due immediately prior to filing for Judgment.  If children or property must be settled, $1,200.00.
This office can be retained for the following types of cases:
- Divorce (contested and uncontested)
- Custody/Visitation
- Child Support
- Orders of Protection (Family Offense Petitions in Family Court)
- Neglect/Abuse

Where spouses disagree over any issue, court intervention is almost certainly going to be required, unless negotiation can result in an agreement.

$350 per hour plus court costs of $424.00.  Twenty hours ($7,000.00) plus court costs due at hiring.  A mildly contested divorce can take a year and cost $10,000.00.  In some cases, the court can order your spouse to pay my fee.  That is not guaranteed and is something we will discuss at your consultation.
$350.00 per hour.  No court costs.  Ten hours ($3,500.00) due at hiring.  Court orders for attorneys fees in Family Court are exceedingly rare.  This is is topic we can discuss at your consultation.  
CONSULTATION FEE:  $100.00, which is applied to your hourly fee (flat fee for uncontested divorce) if you hire the firm.


SPECIAL RATES FOR MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED/ARMED SERVICES:  Members of Service in the NYPD and firefighters/EMTs in the FDNY living in the five boroughs of NYC, and active or reservist duty military service and Coast Guard members and their immediate family members are eligible to pay a reduced hourly rate of $230.00 per hour.