Divorce and custody matters don’t have to be expensive if both parties work together to resolve the case. Even if you don’t get along with the other party, you should still try to resolve your issues so that you can both move on with your lives. Taking aggressive positions while litigating a divorce or contentious custody case can easily ruin you financially. Divorce can cost anywhere from $1,000 for a simple case to $100,000 or more per side for a complex and highly litigated case. The same is true for a custody case.