— divorced for money "emergency" spending (as it's taken in a number of patent attorneys in Russia)
The divorce of Russian patent attorneys will seem like a prank, compared with those in some penny
in a penny will cost you a payment for the services of a patent attorney in the United States and local duties.
If you are talking about the money issue, I suggest first to estimate the cost of patenting in the US, and then look for a patent attorney.
From practical advice (cheap and cheerful, yeah)... Find an adequate U.S. patents (a good, well-designed), of course for non-residents. Find the address for correspondence or in the graph with a representative contacts a patent attorney and go for it.
Don't know how in the US, in Russia there is a list of those patent attorneys, each of them is given a number. In the US, I assume, should be similar to the list (must be the same as it is not a resident of a patent to issue).
PS: 100% sure that in the documents of patents U.S. be sure to specify contacts a patent attorney, I have not.
PSS: these are not mine, can take note of, may not accept (I personally patenting in other countries do not have):
Patenting inventions in the United States costs from 7K.e.
In Europe 30-35K euros (including maintenance of patent in force for 20 years in 8 States).
For Europe the figure is higher, but(!) it is based on the maintaining in effect for 20 years in 8 g of Islands, as you know, in the USA patenting costs more.
In Europe, e-mailing a scan every(!) papers from the patent office will cost you about 200 euros. In Europe.