Madison Divorce Lawyer
Our Madison divorce lawyers are currently offering a low flat fee for uncontested divorces in Madison and Limestone Counties.
- $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 must be paid to begin a divorce case. This fee varies from county to county and in Madison County is about $337 and Limestone County is about $240, both of which include a small convenience fee for filing online. Give us a call today for the filing fee in your county.
To do an uncontested divorce in Madison, you and your spouse must be in agreement about all issues in your marriage such as custody, child support, visitation, and property division. To get the process started we can email or mail you a questionnaire or you can fill one out online by going to our divorce questionnaire page. There are no hearing involved in most uncontested divorces since all matters have been agreed upon already. In addition, it is usually not necessary to have any in person meetings with our attorney since it is mostly paperwork in an uncontested divorce and most questions can be answered over the phone or by email. This allows us to be able to offer these discounted fees no matter where you are in the State of Alabama. However, we do have a Huntsville office if you need an in person meeting for some reason.
Cheap Divorce in Madison
If you are needing an uncontested divorce in Madison the surrounding areas of Limestone or Madison County then it is important to retain a local divorce attorney that is familiar with the local filing requirements in the particular county. Each county has their own language that they require in their divorce documents. Both Madison County and Limestone County have their own unique clauses that they require in divorce decrees and in settlement agreements, as well as having special procedural requirements for filing your divorce documents. Our divorce lawyers regularly file uncontested divorces in both Limestone County and Madison County and are very familiar with the local requirements.
There are generally two ways to file a divorce in Madison County, Alabama, uncontested and contested. An uncontested divorce is where the two of you reach an agreement and sign it prior to the divorce being filed. This settlement agreement is filed when the case begins and since both parties are in complete agreement at the time the case is started, it is labeled non-contested in the system. All the judge has to do is approve your agreement and sign your divorce decree, which can usually be done with no hearings or court dates. It generally takes about a month or two to get your divorce decree and they are usually emailed out now with most counties going paperless.
The other way to file divorce is a contested divorce. This is when you file for divorce without an agreement and serve your spouse. Once they are served they get an attorney and the two of you try to reach an agreement through your attorneys and if you cannot reach an agreement then you go to trial before a judge who will decide all of your issues for you. The attorney’s fees in a contested divorce are must more expensive, with most attorneys wanting thousands of dollars up front, especially if there are children are potential retirement or spousal support issues to be resolved. This is why it is almost always cheaper and easier to do an uncontested divorce as long as the two of you can do all of the hard work of reaching an agreement yourselves.
Quick and Easy Divorce in Madison
To get a cheap divorce in Madison, the two of you must be in agreement. We charge $290.00 for uncontested divorces without minor children of the marriage and $390.00 with minor children. This does not include an additional filing fee that each county charges to file your case. In Madison County the filing fee is about $337.00 and in Limestone County the filing fee is about $240.00, both of which include a small convenience fee for filing online.
Once you get us the questionnaire and pay the attorney fees we will prepare your documents in compliance with the local requirements of your county. For this fee you will have unlimited phone and email access to the attorney who can answer your questions and provide counsel concerning your case. After you get the documents then you and your spouse just get them properly signed and executed and return them to our office with the filing fee to file your case. Upon receipt of your paperwork signed and executed by both of you, we fill file your divorce case. After about thirty days, the judge can sign your divorce decree. Once the decree is entered it is usually sent out by email (and sometimes mailed out as well) and there is usually no need to go to Court. If you have any questions about the uncontested divorce process just give us a call at (256) 945-0502.
In an uncontested divorce, if both spouses are residents of Alabama then you can usually file in any county in Alabama that you choose. However, it is usually advised that you file in a county that one of you live in. If only one of you resides in Alabama, then you must file your non-contested divorce in the county that the spouse living in Alabama resides in.
If you live in Madison, Huntsville, New Market, Hazel Green, or Harvest then your divorce will likely be filed in the Madison County Family Court. If you live in Madison, Athens, Decatur, Ardmore, or Mooresville then your divorce will likely be filed in the Limestone County Family Court. If you are in the Madison area and wish to obtain a cheap and easy uncontested divorce, then give us a call today for more information at (256) 945-0502.