The quickest way to get an quick and easy online divorce in Cullman, Alabama is an uncontested divorce. When both parties agree on the terms of the divorce, such as how to divide all of their joint assets and debts, then they can get what is sometimes called a “no fault” divorce. If you have minor children, you will also need to agree on custody matters. When you agree on the terms, the process of getting an Alabama online divorce is much faster.
In the eyes of the law, marriage is essentially a contract between two people. When two parties agree on how to terminate a contract, it is usually a relatively straightforward and non-stressful process. When there are disputes between the parties on terminating a contract, it can become expensive. This is true for divorces in Etowah County or Cullman County too.
You don’t technically have to hire a Cullman divorce lawyer to file your divorce paperwork. Although, having an experienced Alabama lawyer can make the process easier and cheaper for you. An experienced local attorney has the knowledge of the law and local court procedures. Having a lawyer to represent you, can ensure you send in the correct paperwork to the court in a timely manner. Your attorney will know the correct legal language to use in your filings. Sometimes a judge will reject your divorce, even if both parties were in agreement. This happens because the content was not legally sufficient to grant a divorce in the judge’s eyes.
Another benefit of an uncontested divorce is that the parties normally do not have to appear in court. However, the courts may require a hearing in some uncontested divorces, even if both spouses are in agreement. If you do not have an attorney, then judges and court clerks will hold you to the same standards as licensed attorneys. They expect you to know what and where to file, as well as the applicable laws to apply. You may ask the judge or court staff for help, but they will advise you to seek out a local uncontested divorce lawyer to help you get your decree.
The Harris Law Firm currently charges $290 for an uncontested divorce with no minor children of the marriage and $390 with minor children. The court costs for filing an uncontested divorce varies in each county. Most counties have their own unique local requirements in order to obtain an uncontested divorce, such as having certain language included in your Settlement Agreement or other documents. Call today to get an online divorce in Cullman, Alabama.
Attorney Steven A. Harris regularly blogs in the areas of family law, bankruptcy, and real estate closings on this website. He is always available in any of the firm’s offices or by phone anytime for a consultation. Mr. Harris tries to provide informative information to the public in easily digestible formats. Hopefully you enjoyed this article and feel free to supply any feedback. We appreciate our readers and love to hear from you!