Costs Expired in Divorce Processes

There are at least 2 (two) costs that need to be spent in the divorce process, namely the cost of advocate (honorarium for advocate services) and the cost of the court case in court.
The cost of a lawyer / advocate or honorarium for the services of an advocate depends on the agreement between the client and the lawyer / advocate  who reasonably stipulates. Meanwhile, for the down payment of the case depends on which court you are going to file for the divorce. Then there is the cost of dealing divorce certificate? Further explanations can be found in the reviews below.

Advocate Fees
Basically, there is no standard for divorce costs. The cost of a lawyer / advocate or honorarium for the services of an advocate depends on the agreement between the client and the lawyer / advocate who is reasonably set. Thus the provisions of Article 21 paragraph (2) of Law No. 18 of 2003 on Advocates.

Generally, lawyers / advocates offer legal services with two payment schemes that are lump sum (cash payment) or hourly-basis (calculated per hour). Clients live determine which scheme that fits with the ability and needs.

Additionally, as described in the Fair Fee article for Success Fee, the description of the advocate fee can also be found in the Indonesian Legitimacy Searching Book published by the Indonesian Center for Law and Policy Studies (“PSHK”). In the book (page 315) is written, among others, that a law office in Jakarta sets the cost component of legal services for divorce cases as follows:

honorarium advocate;
transport fee;
accommodation costs;
court fee;
trial costs; and
the cost of winning the case (success fee) which is between 5-20%.

Other explanations about the cost of this advocate you can see in the following articles:

Guide to Finding Qualified Attorneys with Measurable Costs
Confused Tariff Advocates? Let’s Know The Types of Honorarium Advocates

Case Fees
Meanwhile, for the down payment of the case depends on which court you are going to file for the divorce. For example, if you are Muslim, then you filed for divorce divorce to the Religious Courts whose jurisdiction covers the residence of the Respondent (in this case the wife) as mentioned in Article 66 paragraph (1) and (2) of Law Number 7 Year 1989 concerning the Judiciary Religion.

For example the residence of your wife in Bogor, then the divorce petition filed to the Religious Court Bogor. Below are the fees for divorce and divorce divorce cases that we access from the Bogor Religious Courts page based on Decree no. W10-A19 / 489.A / HK.008 / 1V / 2017 April 13, 2017:

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