THE HARRIS FIRM LLC - DIVORCE QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Please Let Us Know How You Are Going to Make a Payment. If You Pay On the Website, We Can Have Your Documents Emailed to You Within 24 to 48 Hours!
  • The State of Alabama requires certain personal information for census data purposes when a divorce is filed, including things such as race and gender.
  • Please provide the highest level reached such as four year college degree, high school degree, one year of college, tenth grade of high school, etc.
  • Include how last marriage ended (by divorce or death, etc.)
  • The State of Alabama requires certain personal information for census data purposes when a divorce is filed, including things such as race and gender.
  • Please provide the highest level reached such as four year college degree, high school degree, one year of college, tenth grade of high school, etc.
  • Include how last marriage ended (by divorce or death, etc.)
  • City, County, and State where you were married.
  • If you are still living together then the separation date is the date that the two of you stopped living together as husband and wife. This can be the date you decided to get a divorce or the date the two of you consciously decided to cease all intimacy and pursue a separation/divorce. Please call us if you have any questions about this date.
  • Please list the county and state where you and your spouse were living at on the separation date.
  • It is recommended that you file in a county that one of you lives in since some counties have local policies not to let out of county residents file there. If you wish to file in a county that neither of you live in, then please call us to see if that particular county will be a problem or not. If only one of you lives in Alabama, then you have to file in the county that person lives in.
  • In regards to your jointly owned real property, what is the amount of equity for each party and how do you wish to divide such equity? For example, if you are going to get one half of the equity in the home, but one party is going to remain living there, then state which party will live there and that both own half the equity in the home. Also state if one party is going to attempt to refinance.
  • Please list any additional details concerning your vehicles that you want in the agreement.
  • Here you can list any items of personal property you want addressed in the agreement. There is no need to list items you have already divided in most cases since the rightful party already has possession.
  • Please put 0 if there are no children.
  • Please list how much each of you make per month before taxes. We need this in order to do the child support guidelines. Even if both of you are agreeing to an amount, we still have to run the guidelines for the judge in your case.
  • The parent who the children are primarily living with (residing with over 50% of the time) has physical custody and the other parent generally has visitation rights. Please list the parent who has physical custody of the children or let us know if you are dividing time equally (shared custody).
  • Some counties require the filing of Custody Affidavits which explain in detail where the children have been living for the last five years.
  • If you have children, we will perform the child support guidelines. Do you want to use the guidelines amount as the child support that will be agreed to in this case? If you answer no, then you and your spouse must have agreed to an amount on your own. Please tell us that amount. If you are doing shared custody and neither party is paying any child support then let us know.
  • How will the child/children be claimed as a dependent on taxes each year? For example, will one party claim child as dependent on odd years and other parent on even years? Will you both claim one child as a dependent, if you have two children? Please put who is reserving right to claim children as dependents for tax purposes.
  • Please let us know if this prior amount is for the children of this marriage or for children not of this marriage.
  • Please describe who child will be living with primarily and if doing shared custody or not.
  • List how much is paid per month for daycare/child care and who pays for it.
  • If you are in need of a QDRO and want us to prepare one for you, then please provide us the amount or percentage to be taken from the account and who will receive it. Also, please list the proper name of the account.
  • If differing from standard visitation (standard visitation is usually every other weekend and two weeks in summer, and dividing.alternating Spring Break, Birthdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays every year. Please list any special visitation and any special provisions and/or considerations that you would like in the agreement concerning visitation rights (please email us to request a copy of a standard visitation schedule for your county).
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  • Whichever spouse is retaining our law firm (since even in an uncontested divorce we can only represent one of you) is going to be the Plaintiff and the other spouse will be Defendant.
  • If there are children of the marriage, then please request the standard visitation form from our office. You and your spouse can go by this standard visitation schedule or use it as a starting point for the type of visitation that you are agreeing to.
  • For this discounted flat fee, you will be able to ask us any questions by phone and/or email, and have unlimited phone and email access to our attorney. However, if you wish to meet in person and have an in person consultation in one of our offices then this would be an additional fee of $150. To do this you would just need to call us at (205) 201-1789 to schedule an appointment.
  • If you are dividing retirement accounts, then the financial institution will most likely need a special order, sometimes called a Qualified Domestic Relations Order. We charge an additional fee of $150 to do this document for you.
  • If you need a quit claim deed you may do it on your own or you can have us create the quit claim deed for you. If you would like us to create the quit claim deed for you, we charge $100 to do this.
  • Additionally, we do charge a small fee if you have significant revisions later on, so please make sure that you and your spouse are in total agreement on everything before you retain us to prepare the paperwork.
  • If you have any questions, then feel free to email us at abmcculla@theharrisfirmllc.com or call at (205) 201-1789.