Basic Requirements for Divorce in Arkansas 1


Family related issues are very stressful! Our Family Law Division  handles hundreds of cases a year related to divorce, custody & child support, adoptions, guardianships, adoptions, guardianships, QDROs, prenuptial agreements, DHS & juvenile.

We pride ourselves on realistic, aggressive advice to support our clients. Lion Legal Services has the experience and desire to help you solve your family issues as stress-free as possible, while obtaining the result you need and in an economical fashion.

With over forty years combined experience, you couldn’t be in better hands.

Divorce in Arkansas

Divorces are like cars, coming in all prices and varieties! They can be short & simple with no contested issues or long, complicated custody and financial battles.

Separating from a spouse is one of the most difficult things a person experiences. The decisions made during this time will have a lasting impact on the lives of all people involved. Whether it is a case of an uncontested separation with no children or assets or a contentious division of children, assets, and debts, Lion Legal Services is here to ensure you are not disadvantaged by your spouse. We help you reach closure and obtain a fair, long-lasting result.

How Much Will My Divorce Cost?

There are many variables and some divorces are very costly.

The national average for a divorce that can be settled without going to trial is $12,900.

At Lion Legal Services, we help guide more than 60% or our clients through a full service divorce for no more than $2,500.

That’s less than 1/5 of the average!

We are trial hardened lawyers who will go to trial with you, prepared to win if that’s what your case requires, but you and your ex can save thousands of dollars by taking a practical approach to your divorce. Reasonableness is what we recommend.

About Our Fees

All fees include communication with client, opposing counsel and court related to that stage, including negotiations, advice, counsel, and settlement of the matter up to but not including a preparation appointment.

All hearing fees include complete and thorough preparation by the attorney and with client in a separate preparation appointment at least 2 weeks before the event.

All uncontested fees include court appearances as required for uncontested matters.

Family Flat Fees:

  • Uncontested Divorce
    • $1,000 flat fee, includes hearing.
  • 1st Stage of any Family-related Litigation
    • $2,500 flat fee, includes hearing if by agreement.
    • For example: adoption, paternity, child support, guardianship, termination of guardianship, visitation or custody issues, contempt, divorce, post-divorce issues.
  • Covenant Marriage
    • +$750
  • High Priority/Emergency Expedited
    • + $1,500
Additional Fees May Apply To Your Case (click to view)

Flat fees do not include contested hearings or trials unless specified.

Out of pocket costs are in addition to all legal fees listed

Some additional fees may be required by your case, such as:

  • Warning order surcharge: $750
  • Private investigator surcharge: $750
  • Motion to Extend Time for Anything: $350
  • Motion to Compel Discovery (responding or filing): $500
  • All other Motions/Briefs: $1000+
  • Phone conference with Court/OPC: $500
  • Rescheduled Hearing: $500
  • Rescheduled preparation appointment fee: $250
  • Withdrawal fee: $500
  • Closing fee: $350
  • Subpoenas: $100/each (unless related to deposition)
  • One Round of Written Discovery (any combination under 100 questions) GF letter: $2500
  • Mediation/Settlement Conferences (includes preparation and attendance):
    • ½ day - $1,500
    • Full day - $2,500
  • Taking a Deposition (includes scheduling, subpoenaing, preparation, and taking):
    • ½ day - $2,000
    • Full day -  $3,000
    • Additional days - $1,000 each
  • Defending a Deposition:
    • ½ day - $750
    • Full day - $1,250
    • Additional days - $750 each
  • Hearings/Bench Trials:
    • 1 hr hearing - $1,750
    • 2hr hearing - $2,500
    • ½ day hearing - $3,500
    • Full day hearing - $6,000
    • Additional consecutive days - $4,000 each

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