Costs vary significantly based on how much the spouses agree or disagree on how property should be divided, and how custody of any children should be shared. Attorney fees can be expensive so ask the attorney lots of questions about the costs before you agree to hire her. There are filing fees to file a complaint for divorce. It also costs money to have your spouse served a divorce complaint. If you cannot afford the filing fee a Judge may order the fee be paid by the county (in forma pauperis). To do this, you will need to sign an affidavit with your income and expenses so the Judge can determine whether or not you can actually afford the fees.