How Much Will This Cost Me?

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In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, discusses another question many newcomers to Splitsville have, “How Much Will This Cost Me?”

Key insights from the episode:

1:27 – The factors that go into the cost of a family law case, including complications, the number of issues involved, and the length of time that it takes to handle the case.

4:50 – How an aggressive approach can increase your bill

6:23 – The Touchstone Family Law approach to efficiently resolving cases

10:05 – Tips to stay within your budget, including: provide your attorney with timely, relevant, and organized information, make copies of your original documents for the attorney instead of giving them to the attorney to make copies, respond to requests for information from your attorney in a timely manner.

11:35 – Alternate billing methods

13:00 – How court requirements and deadlines increase costs

15:20 – “It just doesn’t make sense to spend $20,000 to fight for $30,000.” How doing a cost/benefit analysis can save you some serious cash in the long run.

16:45 – Often, attorneys are the only ones who really win when a case goes to trial. Settling a dispute is always going to be the best way of controlling costs.

23:08 – Can you make your spouse pay for the attorneys’ fees?


The insights and views presented in “Welcome to Splitsville” are for general information purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. Nor does tuning in to this podcast constitute an attorney-client relationship of any kind. If you’re ready for compassionate and reliable legal guidance on your journey through divorce, contact Leigh Sellers and her team at

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