Huntsville Divorce Lawyers
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Our Huntsville divorce lawyers are currently charging $290 in attorney fees for uncontested divorces without minor children and $380 for uncontested divorces with minor children of the marriage in Madison County and the surrounding areas.
Uncontested Divorce Attorneys in Huntsville
If you are seeking a divorce in the Huntsville area then it is important to retain a local divorce attorney in Huntsville to handle your case. Even when considering a quick and cheap uncontested divorce, a local attorney can ensure that everything is filed appropriately. The Madison County courts have certain local rules in an uncontested divorce filing that other counties do not have, and our divorce attorneys in Huntsville are familiar with these county specific requirements.
Whether you are filing a contested or uncontested divorce in Huntsville, it is usually best to hire a local divorce attorney. If you are interest in a contested divorce, then depending on your situation we may be able to quote you a flat fee to handle your filing. We do handle some contested divorces in Madison County on a case by case basis. Also, we may be able to help you with any post-divorce actions such as modifying your agreement after a judgment has been entered. In a contested divorce, the process begins when one of our divorce lawyers files your Complaint and has your spouse served with the paperwork. Once they are served, your spouse will have thirty days to file a response called an Answer. Once they file this response, then both sides can discuss reaching an agreement and if the contested issues cannot be resolved then the judge will decide these issues for both of you at a trial. If you are seeking a contested divorce then give our divorce lawyers in Huntsville a call today for more information.
Cheap Uncontested Divorces in Huntsville
If you and your spouse have no contested issues, then you may be able to get a cheap divorce. To get a cheap divorce in Huntsville, you and your spouse must have reached an agreement. Filing an agreement when your divorce is filed is sometimes called an uncontested or no fault divorce. Our divorce lawyers in Huntsville are currently charging $290 or $380 for uncontested divorces, depending on whether you have minor children of the marriage or not. To get one of our cheap divorces in Huntsville, both spouses must have already reached an agreement concerning all marital issues prior to the divorce being filed. Also, this is only for the attorney fees and does not include the filing fee that each court charges when a divorce is filed. This filing fee can very greatly from county to county, with the filing fee in Madison County currently a little over $336 (which includes a small convenience fee for filing a divorce electronically). This fee must be paid prior to us filling your uncontested divorce.
Even in simple, uncontested divorce, it is important to retain a local divorce lawyer to prepare your documents. A local divorce attorney is needed since they are aware of the local requirements in your county. For example, in Madison County, if you have minor children of the marriage then you may not be able to receive your divorce decree unless you complete a transitions in parenting course. This is a requirement that is specific to this particular jurisdiction. Most of the surrounding areas, such as Morgan County, do not have this requirement. Where you file your divorce depends on many factors, and once you have spoken with our attorney we can determine where it is most appropriate to file.
There are also certain clauses and language that may be required in your Settlement Agreement and other documents. This means that if you obtain divorce documents from an online document preparation company, instead of a local Huntsville divorce attorney, then their documents will not likely have the local language and clauses that are required by the Madison County judges. For example, in Madison County the Answer must contain very specific language that is not required in other counties across the state. Most of the time, not having the correct language in the Answer can cause a simple, no fault divorce to be dismissed.
If you reside in Huntsville, Madison, Meridianville, Harvest, Hazel Green, or New Hope, then your divorce will likely be filed in the Madison County Circuit Court. Huntsville is the county seat of Madison County with the county courthouse being located in downtown Huntsville. Huntsville is located in Northern Alabama and borders Morgan County, Marshall County, Jackson County, and Limestone County.
We can counsel you through your divorce even if you live in the areas surrounding Madison County in such cities as Decatur, Athens, Scottsboro, Florence, Albertville, or Cullman. Our lawyers routinely file divorces in Morgan County for individuals living in Decatur, Limestone County for individuals living in Athens, and Marshall County for people living in Albertville. Attorney Steven Harris is a proud member of the Huntsville Bar Association and the Better Business Bureau for North Alabama. Take a look at our profile with these organizations for reviews from former clients. If you have any questions about filing for divorce locally in Madison County or any other area of Northern Alabama, then contact our Huntsville divorce lawyers and we will be happy to speak with you.