Yes, you can. Not every divorce requires court proceedings. There is usually no court if you and your spouse are in agreement about the particulars of the divorce, including:
- Financial matters
- The division of shared assets
- Custody matters pertaining to children under 19 years of age
In this case, you can file for what’s known as an uncontested divorce in Alabama. In Alabama, an uncontested divorce, or divorce by agreement, is a relatively simple and inexpensive process.
First, you need to reach an agreement with your spouse on the matters above. Then you will need to have a divorce lawyer in Huntsville, Birmingham, or wherever you reside prepare this agreement for everyone to sign and submit it to the court for approval. If a judge agrees that the proposed settlement agreement is fair and just to both parties and any children involved, they will approve the agreement without the need for hearings.
The trickiest part about getting an uncontested divorce in Alabama is submitting paperwork correctly and with full consideration of the details involved in the case. If you would like to file for a cheap divorce in Alabama, our divorce lawyers can help make the process simple.
We charge a flat rate of $390 for a simple uncontested divorce without minor children. If there are minor children involved, the flat rate is $490. Additional fees may arise if there are complications. There is always a filing fee that must be paid as well which varies from county to county. However, as long as both of you are in agreement then you usually do not have to go to Court and you can get actually get a simple and easy divorce in Alabama.
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