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It costs about $274 to file a answer / response to a divorce / dissolution form. DivorceWriter says, you can expect to pay anywhere from $158 to $353 to file a response to a divorce in Arizona.
Can I get the Court to Waive the Filing Fee?
Every state allows you the option to apply for a fee waiver. Typically, this includes filing a motion requesting the judge appointed to your case to permit you to file for divorce by not paying the filing fee because of financial problems. An affidavit declaring that you can’t pay the filing fee and clarifying your income and expenses needs to also be filed in addition to the motion. Many judges may want a hearing prior to ruling on the motion to have the fees waived, but some will either permit or refuse the request on the basis of the details in the affidavit and motion. In a lot of states, qualifying for a fee waiver is challenging because it requires the person filing to have an income that is much lower than the federal poverty level.
A lot of people file for divorce from their spouse in the county where they live or where their spouse lives. Apart from being awarded a fee waiver, there is not anything that you can do to avoid paying a filing fee if you want a divorce. Nevertheless, there are several ways to decrease paying more fees to the Court. You can avoid response fees by not having your spouse file a needless Answer. By your spouse signing a document rejecting formal service of the divorce papers by the process server. And also agreeing on all matters prior to filing for divorce to avoid the increased fee occasionally billed for a contested divorce. These are ways to keep the overall cost of your divorce down to its lowest.
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Moshier Law should be your first choice for when you need the best divorce lawyer in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona. An experienced family law attorney will work with you to obtain the best possible outcome in your situation. We advocate for our clients, so they have the brightest future possible. Give us a call today at 480-999-0800 for a free consultation.
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