Divorce Cost in Pennsylvania

The divorce cost in Pennsylvania is $14,300 on average. The cost ranges from $4,500 to $31,000 for unsettled cases. The final number depends on the issues the couple needs resolved by a court, which may be regarding children, alimony, or property.

Children-related issues raise the average price of a divorce proceeding to $21,500. Problems related to property will make the divorce cost about $20,200. And alimony disputes will raise it to $19,800. These numbers will also rise if trial over any of the disagreements is unavoidable or lengthy.

If trial is needed for child custody or property issues resolution, the cost will be about $25,200. If disputes over alimony need trial, the cost will grow to $29,900. High net worth divorces may cost $36,600 or more. The maximum divorce cost reaches $200,000 if there are many severe issues and disputes.

On the other hand, if there are no disagreements between the spouses, an uncontested divorce is the best option. It may cost less than $1,000, especially if you don’t need an attorney. Besides, you can take advantage of a special service that will help you with paperwork at a reduced price. In such a case, the total divorce cost in PA will be approximately $300 plus court and notary fees.

The main costs to cover include:

Name of the service Costs
Court filing fee $150-$350
Summons $5-$10
Notary costs $5 per signature
Papers service $35-$40
Attorney services $270 per hour (on average)
A complaint of visitation or child custody about $80
A petition for injunctive relief about $70

Here are the additional costs you may need to cover:

Name of the service Costs
Attorney consultation $200-$300 per interview
Property appraisal $337 per item (on average)
Residential lot appraisal about $412 per lot of less than 1 acre
Child custody trials $10,000 to $20,000 per spouse

All these numbers may change from year to year. Make sure you consult the local court and get a consultation with your attorney to learn all the up-to-date fees.