The current filing fee paid to the county is $435.00. There, generally, will also be a fee paid to a person to “serve” the documents. In our office the fee currently is $75.00. That can vary between $75.00 to $200.00 depending on who is serving it and where they have to serve. If we cannot find the other party, if they are out of state, or unknown whereabouts, we would have to do a service by publication. There would then be the additional cost of the publication itself depending on what paper it is published. This can vary from a few hundred dollars up to $800.00 or $900.00.