How much is it likely to cost me to go through the Courts to obtain shared custody of my children if my ex-husband contests it. I do not qualify for legal aid
HiWelcome to JustAnswer. This can be hard to estimate because it will depend on the time spent on prepration and the time in court. A case like this can settle at the mediation stage but if not would take 1-2 days in court. If you get to mediation I would estimate around $5000 to $8000. If you have to go to court for the 1 to 2 days would suggest $15,000 to $20,000. Ask for a quote from your lawyer
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