The actual cost of a divorce averages $1,353 for an uncontested divorce and $12,875 for a contested divorce according to the Canadian Lawyer's 2011 Legal Fees Survey. Markham, Ontario-based family lawyer, Radhika Lakhani says: "If you go to court, it's going to cost you well over $50,000."
Source: Financial Post: 'Tallying up the financial repercussions of getting a divorce' July 7, 2014
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