Albertville Professional Divorces – Albertville Divorce Lawyers
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE STARTING AT $290
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Our Albertville divorce lawyers are currently charging a low flat fee for cheap and easy uncontested divorces in Marshall County, Alabama. If you are not in complete agreement about all of your marital issues then we can still help you. However, without an agreement you have to file a contested divorce and the fees for this are much more expensive. Call us today for more information about filing for divorce in Albertville, Alabama.
- $290 for a cheap uncontested divorce with no kids
- $390 for a cheap uncontested divorce with kids
There is also a filing fee that the county charges to file a divorce. This fee varies depending on the county, but in Marshall County it is about $223, which includes a small convenience fee for filing electronically. Call our Albertville divorce attorney today for the filing fee where you live.
If you are in complete agreement about everything, including custody, child support, and the division of marital property and debts, then you can get a cheap and easy uncontested divorce in Albertville, Alabama. An uncontested divorce is where you pay our Albertville divorce lawyer a low flat fee and we prepare all of the paperwork necessary to obtain your divorce decree by agreement without the need for a hearing. That means you and your spouse must both be willing to sign and execute a settlement agreement and all other paperwork our divorce lawyers in Albertville prepare in order to get an uncontested divorce with no hearings or other court proceedings.
Once both spouses have returned the signed and executed documents back to our office with the filing fee then our Albertville divorce attorney will file your case electronically. Once the uncontested divorce is filed in Marshall County then you will usually receive your divorce decree by email and mail about a month or two later. Since an agreement has been filed with the Court, the judge just has to look it over. As long as the judge approves it then you should not have to ever step foot in a Marshall County courtroom.
To begin the process of getting a cheap and easy divorce in Albertville, you need to fill out a questionnaire. You can do this online by clicking the Take Action button to the right of page (or click here to fill it out online) or you can have us email or mail you a questionnaire to fill out and return to us however you want to. It is usually not necessary to meet with our Albertville divorce lawyer in person as long as both parties are in complete agreement about all issues such as child support, property distribution, and custody.
Whether you need a divorce in Boaz, Arab, or anywhere else in Marshall County, give us a call to speak with our local divorce attorney. An actual attorney can usually call you back within an hour or two and do a phone consultation the same day. You can also set up an appointment to meet in one of our offices but we do charge a consultation fee to meet in person.
Divorce Lawyers in Albertville
All counties have their own local requirements for filing an uncontested divorce such as requiring certain language in the paperwork unique to that county or having certain procedural rules about how and when the documents should be signed or filed. This is why it is always important to have a local attorney prepare the paperwork, even in an uncontested divorce. Our Albertville divorce attorney regularly files divorces in Marshall County and will ensure that your paperwork has no issues and that you receive your decree as quickly and easily as possible.
If both parties are not in agreement, then you cannot do a cheap and easy uncontested divorce. Any other way you file for divorce is called contested, since there is no agreement at the time of filing. In a contested divorce, you file a document called a Complaint asking for whatever relief you desire such as being awarded custody, the house, or other such marital property or debts.
You can hire a local Albertville or Guntersville divorce attorney to do this for you or you can file it yourself. If you want us to represent you then, like most other divorce law firms, you will need to pay something called a retainer. This is where you pay a lump sum up front and the divorce attorney bills out of this hourly. That means the longer the case goes, the more hours that your attorney will charge for working. Once the divorce attorney has billed enough time and this retainer is emptied, then you would need to refill the retainer to have the attorney continue representing you in the case. Most retainers for contested divorces can range from $1500 to $5000 or more, depending on the law firm and whether you have children of the marriage or not. For a quote on how much we will require up front to filing your contested divorce, just call us for a quick phone consultation with our divorce attorney and we can usually tell you over the phone the same day you call.
Family law firms in Guntersville, Boaz, or anywhere else in Marshall County, Alabama sometimes charge a flat fee when they can predict the number of hours they will have to work. That is how our Albertville divorce lawyer is able to charge a low flat fee for uncontested divorces. We charge the flat fee in order to prepare the paperwork and file it if you return it to us properly signed and executed. That way we know the work to be performed and can charge a flat fee and not have to charge by the hour.
The City of Albertville is in Marshall County, Alabama. The county seat of Marshall County is Guntersville with a courthouse annex in downtown Albertville. If you reside in Guntersville, Albertville, Arab, Boaz, Grant, Joppa, or Union Grove then your divorce will likely be filed in the Circuit Court of Marshall County, Alabama. If you retain us to file your uncontested divorce, then our Albertville divorce lawyer will ensure that you get your divorce decree as fast as possible.
Our Albertville divorce attorney is a member of the Better Business Bureau and has an A+ rating so take a look at our BBB page for more information on our law firm. Call our local attorney today and let us answer your divorce questions over the phone or in person. If you can do the hard work of reaching an agreement with your spouse then let us get you a cheap and easy uncontested divorce in Albertville, Alabama without ever having to go to court.
Contested Divorce in Albertville
If it’s not an uncontested divorce, for divorce is called a contested divorce. This is where you file a divorce without any agreement being reached and have your spouse served with the Complaint. Once they are officially served, the spouse usually obtains an attorney and files a response. There are hearings set and the judge will ultimately decide your disagreements if the two of you cannot come to an agreement.
In addition to offering uncontested divorce services, we also have an experienced contested divorce attorney on staff. However, it is important to note that attorney fees for uncontested divorce are significantly higher than an uncontested divorce due to the workload and how the retainer is charged. As is common practice with divorce lawyers, we require a retainer for such services and our contested divorce attorney in Albertville bills hourly from it depending on the amount of work performed. So your attorney fees could get more expensive if your marital issues are complicated and take longer to work out. A normal range for retainer fees is between $1500 to $5000 or more, of course dependent upon how complex the issues involved are and how contested they get. If there are minor children of the marriage, then the retainers are more than divorces without children, but there are other factors we consider in quoting you a retainer.
To find out how much of a retainer we would require up front to begin working on your case, you can call our office – we’ll have a brief consultation to go over the specifics of your divorce to be able to give you an estimate. Things like what assets you share with your spouse, especially if there are minor children between you, or other potentially complex issues will affect the estimated retainer.