Court sets the value in dispute
Ultimately, the court will decide on the exact amount of the legal costs, including all attorney fees. In divorce proceedings, divorce costs are usually offset against each other. This means that each party pays its own legal fees and half the court costs. This practice is the general rule that the loser has to pay all costs – even the legal costs of the process winner.
Cut divorce costs by mutual divorce
The divorce costs can be lowered with a consensual divorce insofar as many courts can reduce the amount in dispute by 25 percent. This is at the discretion of the court. A consensual divorce means that both spouses agree to divorce. At the same time divorce costs can also be saved in the form if only one lawyer is commissioned. In principle, only the spouse has to hire a divorce lawyer.