Anniston Divorce Lawyers
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Our Anniston divorce lawyers are currently charging $320 in attorney fees for uncontested divorces without minor children and $420 for uncontested divorces with minor children of the marriage in Calhoun County and the surrounding areas.
Divorces in Anniston
If you live in Anniston then your divorce will likely be filed in the Circuit Court of Calhoun County. In most non-contested or no fault divorces in Calhoun County you will not have to go to court, since you and your spouse have reached an agreement and nothing is contested. On the other hand, in Etowah County they have a unique procedural rule requiring the Plaintiff to go before the court to give testimony to the judge in your case. This is unusual in uncontested divorces and is not required in the other surrounding counties. Our Anniston divorce lawyers regularly handle divorce cases in the Calhoun County Courts and the surrounding areas of Gadsden, Talladega, Sylacauga, Jacksonville, Oxford, and Pell City. We not only file divorces in Calhoun County, but throughout the State of Alabama, including the Etowah County and Talladega County Courts.
Going through a divorce can be an extremely difficult process emotionally with both parties having to undergo a life changing transition. Often, both spouses do not want to have to intensify this already difficult process by fighting or arguing over the division of property or other marital issues that may still be unresolved. Therefore, both parties will usually attempt to reach an agreement concerning all marital issues before retaining an attorney, in order to potentially file a cheap, non-contested divorce and lower the attorney fees involved.
An uncontested divorce is the quickest and easiest way to get a divorce in Alabama. However, it requires that you have already talked with each other and that both of you have reached an agreement. This means that you have already agreed on such things as how much child support is to be paid, physical and legal custody, visitation, property division, and all other marital issues. If you have not reached an agreement, then you cannot file a no fault or uncontested divorce.
Your Anniston Divorce Attorney
Most counties have their own unique local requirements in order to obtain a no fault divorce, such as having certain language included in your Settlement Agreement or other documents. In certain divorce cases, additional documents can be required depending on the terms that have been reached in your agreement. That is why it is important to retain a local divorce lawyer to file your case for you, to ensure that all local requirements are met and that you obtain your divorce decree as quickly and easily as possible.
There are a few procedural requirements that are unique to Calhoun County Courts, but our Anniston divorce lawyers regularly file cases in this jurisdiction and are familiar with these local rules. In Calhoun County, you are required to take a parenting course and receive a certificate of completion in order to obtain your divorce decree. This is not a requirement in every county in Alabama, with there being no such requirement in Talladega County. This parenting course may be waived in extraordinary circumstances, or you may be able to take it locally if you live in another state. But if you live in Calhoun County, and do not have a sufficient reason to be exempted from this requirement, then you will have to do the course in order to receive your decree. There is also a filing fee that is required to be paid to the court when your divorce is filed, and in Calhoun County it is about $258 (which includes a small convenience fee for filing electronically). This fee must be paid prior to your divorce being filed and is not included in the flat fee price listed on this site in uncontested divorces.
Our divorce lawyer Steven Harris, regularly handles divorce cases in the Anniston, Talladega, Oxford, Sylacauga, and Pell City areas. The Harris Firm is a proud member of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and the North and Central Alabama Better Business Bureau. Feel free to take a look at our profiles with these local organizations for reviews from former clients. If you are in Eastern Alabama, then give our Anniston divorce attorneys a call for a consultation over the phone today or to set up a meeting in our office.
Our Anniston and Calhoun County Office
The City of Anniston is the county seat of Calhoun County with the courthouse being located in downtown Anniston at 25 West 11th Street. Our divorce lawyers have an office in downtown Anniston on Noble Street in the historic Lyric Square building. Lyric Square is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Calhoun County and is located in historic downtown Anniston. If you have questions about filing for divorce then you can set up an over the phone consultation for the same day you call, where an attorney will call you and go over any questions you may have. Alternatively, you can set up an in person appointment in our office but this will usually need to be scheduled at least a day or two in advance.
Give our Anniston divorce attorneys a call today and let us answer any questions that you may have about filing for a divorce in Eastern Alabama.