The Harris Firm: Your Birmingham Family Law And Divorce Attorneys
Our Birmingham 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 Jefferson County and the surrounding areas.
Divorces in Birmingham
When filing for a divorce in Birmingham, Alabama it is important that you retain a local Birmingham divorce lawyer to counsel you through the process. If you are interested in a contested divorce or a default divorce in the Jefferson or Shelby County areas, then you will need to contact our office to set up a consultation with our divorce lawyers in our Birmingham office or over the phone. If you are considering filing for an uncontested divorce in Birmingham, then call us and we will send you a questionnaire to fill out and return to us to get the process started.
Our Birmingham Divorce Lawyers
Our divorce attorneys in Birmingham are currently charging a low flat rate of $320 to handle your non-contested divorce if you do not have minor children of the marriage and $420 if you do. This does not include a filing fee that each county requires which is a little over $200 in Jefferson County.
Even in a quick and cheap uncontested divorce, each county can have different document requirements, so it is important to have a local divorce lawyer represent you. If you reside in the Birmingham area, then your divorce will most likely be filed in either Shelby County or the Jefferson County Domestic Relations Court, both of which have specific divorce requirements that other counties may not have. For example, when filing for an uncontested divorce in Jefferson County there are certain documents that must have language included in them that are unique to that county.
If you are using an online divorce document preparation program, then they will usually not have such county specific language in them and it can cause your divorce to be dismissed by the judge assigned to your case. Our Birmingham divorce lawyers are familiar with all of these local rules and will work to ensure that all documents are filed correctly and in compliance with the local rules. This is why an actual divorce attorney is usually necessary and having a national online document preparation company prepare your divorce documents may not be the best decision.
Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County with the Jefferson County Courthouse located in downtown Birmingham. The Shelby County Courthouse is located in Columbiana, Alabama and their filing fee is about a little over $290 (which includes a small convenience fee for filing online). If you call our divorce lawyers today, then we can help you determine what courthouse to file your divorce in.