One of the true pleasures I have as a “Family Lawyer in Indiana” is the people I meet and speak with on a daily basis. I have represented
hundreds and hundreds of people over the years and have the war stories
to prove it. That is a blog post for another day!
But one story that I feel compelled to share with you is the $43 divorce
case. A woman in her late 30′s called me this week and began to
ask me some questions about
divorce in Indiana. We spent a reasonable amount of time on the phone, and I felt like I
had answered most of her questions and we had a nice discussion. Then
it was time to talk money.
She asked me how lawyers charge, and I gave her some basic information
about retainers and hourly rates, etc. I always feel comfortable discussing
my pricing with potential clients because I keep very close tabs on what
other lawyers in the area are charging, to make sure my rates stay very
She was silent for a few seconds – before she said, “are you
serious??” While I found this to be a bit comical, I calmly responded:
“Yes, I am serious.”
She then proceeded to tell me that “her friend” had gotten
a divorce last year for $43.00 with a kit from the internet. This time
I was silent for a few seconds before I replied that I found that a bit
hard to believe because the filing fee alone is well over $150.00.
Folks be careful out there when it comes to what you hear and see on the
internet. Can you get divorced for $43 in the state of Indiana? Not that
I have ever seen. Can you file for divorce representing yourself? Of course
you can. Would I advise it? It depends.
The point is that most
family lawyers I know offer a free consultation. Do yourself a favor and avoid the temptation
to seek a $43 divorce. Contact a Bowen Law, LLC
“family lawyer” today to discuss your legal issue for free. Take advantage of this resource
before you go chasing down $43 divorces and regret the results.
Our law firm prides itself on same day free consultations. Call us and
let’s discuss your options. (317) 565-2221.