The filing fee for a divorce is $401.00. In some cases, this fee can be waived if a spouse is indigent. A process of service fee is added to the cost of a divorce, if your spouse doesn’t agree to accept service. If the sheriff or a private process server has to bring the divorce papers to your spouse, the cost starts at $40. International process of service fees cost hundreds of dollars. If you cannot locate your spouse and you have to put an ad in the newspaper, the cost is about $200. In addition, if you decide to hire an attorney to ensure that your rights are protected, the hourly attorney rate ranges from $150 to $500 an hour. When the case is predictable, the attorney may be able to quote you a flat fee instead of an hourly rate.