Birmingham Uncontested Divorces
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE STARTING AT $290
If you and your spouse have already reached an agreement concerning property division, child support, visitation, and all other issues arising from the marriage, then you may be able to file a cheap uncontested divorce in Birmingham and the surrounding areas of Shelby and Jefferson County. Filing an uncontested divorce is the easiest and simplest way to obtain your divorce decree. Our Birmingham divorce lawyers are currently offering discounted flat fees for uncontested divorces throughout the State of Alabama.
- $290 for uncontested divorces without minor children of the marriage
- $390 for uncontested divorces with minor children of the marriage
This does not include the filing fee that each county charges to file your divorce. The filing fee in Jefferson County is about $207. If you are ready to get the process started then you can fill out and send us your divorce questionnaire online. Call us at (205) 201-1789 if you have any questions about filing an uncontested divorce where you live.
Professional & Cheap Divorce in Birmingham, Alabama
When filing for divorce 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 Jefferson or Shelby County, then you can contact our office to discuss our fees and go over the process together over the phone. If you are considering a quick and easy uncontested divorce in Birmingham, then it involves mostly paperwork as long as the two of you have agreed on every single marital issue. You would just need to fill out a questionnaire explaining what you’ve agreed to (along with additional information necessary to prepare all of the required forms and documents) and return it to us in order to get the process started.
The process of filing for a no contest or uncontested divorce is fairly simple. When you call us, then we can answer any questions you may have over the phone and an in office consultation is usually not necessary. However, both you and your spouse must have reached an agreement in order to file for an uncontested divorce.
If an agreement has not been reached and you wish to get divorced, then you will likely have to file a contested divorce. This is where one party files for divorce and serves the other party with the divorce paperwork. The other spouse, once served, has a limited amount of time to respond and if they do not, then the filing party may be able to receive their divorce by default. If the other party does respond, then there will usually be hearings set and a contested divorce will begin. A contested divorce continues until both parties either reach an agreement as to all contested issues or have a trial and let the judge in their case decide these issues for them.
It is always cheaper and simpler to reach an agreement beforehand and file an uncontested divorce, but if that is not possible then call our Birmingham divorce lawyers to discuss the contested divorce process in your county.
Our Birmingham Divorce Attorneys
Our divorce attorneys in Birmingham are currently charging a low flat rate of $290 to handle your uncontested divorce without minor children of the marriage and $390 if you do have minor children. 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 filing in Shelby County, then there are very specific requirements concerning when your divorce documents should be signed and filed. If these requirements are not met, and the proper motions and other pleadings are not filed in the proper way, then they are likely to dismiss your case and you will have to file it all over again.
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 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 Birmingham uncontested divorce attorney is 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. If you are living in Bessemer, Trussville, Homewood, Fultondale, or Gardendale then you may be filing in Jefferson County. If you are residing in Alabaster, Pelham, or Hoover then you will likely be filing in the Shelby County Courts. 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). Our Birmingham office is located on Highway 280 and our local divorce attorney, Steven Harris, regularly files divorces in Jefferson and Shelby County. He is a member of the local Birmingham Bar Association and the Central Alabama Better Business Bureau. If you call our Birmingham divorce attorneys today, then we can answer any questions you may have, including helping to determine what courthouse to file your divorce in.