Alexander City Divorce Lawyer & Divorce Attorneys
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE STARTING AT $290
CONTESTED DIVORCE RETAINERS STARTING AT $1500
Divorce Lawyers in Tallapoosa County, Alabama
If you and your spouse have reached an agreement concerning property division, child support, visitation, and all other issues arising from the marriage, then you may be able to get a speedy, cheap divorce. Filing an uncontested divorce is the easiest and simplest way to get a cheap divorce in Alexander City. Our Alexander City divorce lawyers are currently offering discounted flat fees for uncontested divorces in Tallapoosa County, Talladega County, and throughout Central Alabama.
$290 for uncontested divorces without minor children
$390 for uncontested divorces with minor children
This does not include the filing fee that each county charges to file a divorce. The filing fee in Tallapoosa County is about $201. If you are ready to get the process started then you can fill out and send us a questionnaire online. If you live in Alexander City or the surrounding areas of Dadeville, Tallassee, or Jackson’s Gap, then you will likely be filing your divorce in Tallapoosa County. Dadeville is the county seat of Tallapoosa County with the county courthouse located in downtown Dadeville with a courthouse annex in downtown Alexander City. Call us at (205) 201-1789 if you have any questions about filing a cheap divorce in Alexander City or anywhere else in Tallapoosa County.
Uncontested Divorces in Alexander City
When filing for divorce, you should ensure that you retain a local Alexander City divorce lawyer to offer counsel through the process. If you want a quick and cheap divorce in Alexander City, then you should consider an uncontested divorce. It is mostly paperwork and can be fairly simple as long as all marital issues have been resolved by both spouses. The only thing you need to do is fill out a questionnaire stating the agreement that you have reached, including the additional information necessary for the preparation of the documents, and return it to our office to get the process rolling.
The process of filing for a no contest or uncontested divorce is fairly simple. When you call us, our divorce attorney can answer any questions you may have over the phone and an in office consultation is usually not necessary. However, both you and your spouse must have reached an agreement in order to file for an uncontested divorce.
If an agreement has not been reached and you wish to get divorced, then you will likely have to file a contested divorce. This is where one party files for divorce and serves the other party with the divorce paperwork. The other spouse, once served, has a limited amount of time to respond and if they do not, then the filing party may be able to receive their divorce by default. If the other party does respond, then there will usually be hearings set and a contested divorce will begin. A contested divorce continues until both parties either reach an agreement as to all contested issues or there is a trial where the judge decides these issues for them. This process can be very expensive and difficult. It is always cheaper and simpler to reach an agreement beforehand and file an uncontested divorce, but if that is not possible then call our Alexander City divorce lawyers to discuss the contested divorce process in your county.
Cheap and Easy Alexander City Divorces
Our Alexander City divorce attorneys are currently charging a low flat rate of $290 to handle your uncontested divorce without minor children of the marriage and $390 if you do have minor children. This does not include a filing fee that each county requires which is a little over $201 in Tallapoosa County.
Even in a quick and easy uncontested divorce, each county can have different document requirements, so it is important to have a local divorce lawyer file your cheap divorce in Alexander City, Alabama. If you reside in Dadeville, Tallassee, Jackson’s Gap, or Alexander City, then your divorce will most likely be filed in the Tallapoosa County Circuit Court, which has specific divorce requirements that other counties may not have. For example, when filing a cheap divorce in Tallapoosa County there are certain documents that must have language included in them that are unique to that county. There can also be very specific requirements concerning when your divorce documents should be signed and filed. If these requirements are not met, and the proper motions and other pleadings are not filed in the proper way, then they are likely to dismiss your case and you will have to file it all over again.
You may not find county specific language if you go by the online divorce document preparation program, which can make the judge dismiss the case. Our attorney understands the local rules and we do everything within our power to ensure all document are filed correctly and in line with the local rules. For this reason, it is always best to retain a local Alexander City uncontested divorce attorney. Having a national online document preparation company handle your document may not result in best decision.
Our Birmingham office is located just past Chelsea on Highway 280 and our local divorce attorney, Steven Harris, regularly files divorces in Tallapoosa County. He is a member of the local Birmingham Bar Association and the Central Alabama Better Business Bureau. If you call our Alexander City divorce attorneys today, then we can answer any questions you may have, including helping to determine what courthouse to file your divorce in.
Contested Divorce Attorneys in Alexander City
If an uncontested divorce is not viable due to unresolved issues between you and your spouse, a contested divorce is your next option. This is when you file a divorce without any agreement being reached. You would file a Complaint and serve your spouse with it. In response, the spouse normally obtains an attorney and files a response. Hearings are set and the judge will ultimately decide your disagreements if the two of you cannot come to one on your own.
Our team is ready to help should you be in need of a contested divorce in Alexander City. We do make it known that attorney fees for a contested divorce are considerably higher than in an uncontested divorce. As do most divorce lawyers, we charge a retainer for such services and our attorney will bill hourly from it depending on the amount of work performed. So depending on how long it takes to resolve your marital issues in the divorce, the attorney fees could get expensive. Contested divorce usually ranges between $1500 to $5000 or more, depending on how complex the issues involved are and how contested they will probably 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.
Reach out to us to find out how much of a retainer we would require up front to begin working on your case. You will usually need to have a quick phone consultation with our attorney before we can quote you a fee, especially if there are minor children or other potentially complex issues involved. This is the reason an uncontested divorce is almost always cheaper and easier than a contested one.