Athens Divorce Lawyers & Divorce Attorneys
Easy Uncontested Divorces Starting at $290
Contested Divorce Retainers Starting at $1500
If you and your spouse are in complete agreement about all marital issues, then our Athens divorce lawyers should be able to get a you a quick and easy divorce in Limestone County, Alabama. Our divorce lawyers are charging a low flat fee to handle your uncontested divorce. If you are seeking a cheap divorce in Athens or anywhere else in Limestone or Morgan County, Alabama, then give our local attorney a call today at (256) 686-5532.
- $290 for uncontested divorces without minor children of the marriage.
- $390 for uncontested divorces with minor children of the marriage.
If you live in Athens or the surrounding areas of Decatur, Ardmore, Mooresville, or Madison then you will likely be filing your divorce in Limestone County. Athens is the county seat of Limestone County, with the county courthouse located downtown. Each county charges a fee to file your divorce. The filing fee in Limestone County is about $240. but if you live in another county then give us a call for the filing fee where you live.
If you are not in agreement and need to file a contested divorce, our Athens divorce attorney can help as well. In contested divorces we charge something called a retainer and bill as work is performed. It is much more expensive and can take much longer than an uncontested divorce. However, if no agreement can be reached then you will most likely need a divorce attorney to argue your case.
Cheap Uncontested Divorces in Athens
To get a cheap uncontested divorce in Athens, Alabama, both parties must be in complete agreement on all issues. Marital issues such as custody, child support, visitation, property division, and all others must be discussed and be agreed upon by both spouses. Once an agreement is reached on the entire matter, you can pay a low, flat fee for the services of our Athens divorce lawyer to do your uncontested divorce.
An uncontested divorce is merely the preparation of paperwork by our attorney for you and your spouse to append your signatures and return to us for filing with the local court. Once filed, it is labeled an uncontested divorce in the court system because both parties have already reached an agreement. In most cases, you will not be expected to go to court. This is the fastest way to get an easy divorce in Athens and the surrounding areas of Limestone County, Alabama..
If you want to get the process started then you can fill out a questionnaire online today. When we receive the questionnaire and the payment then our divorce lawyers in Athens will prepare your documents. You and your spouse will need to sign the paperwork, which includes a Settlement Agreement that states the terms of your divorce, and have your signatures notarized by a notary. Once signed and properly executed you will need to get us back the originals (along with the filing fee) and we will file your uncontested divorce with the Limestone County Circuit Court.
Because you have already signed an agreement and there are no contested issues to be resolved, the judge just has to sign your decree and there are usually not any hearings. We receive the divorce decree electronically (usually about a month or two after filing) and send it to you and your spouse. Many of the courts no longer send out paper originals in the mail but instead only send out the electronic copies. If you have any questions about the uncontested divorce process then feel free to call our Athens divorce lawyers today.
Contested Divorce Attorneys in Athens
If you and your spouse are unable to come to amutual agreement and can’t opt for an uncontested divorce, the next option is known as a contested divorce. In this kind of divorce, you file a complaint and serve your spouse with the divorce paper. Once they are officially served, the spouse enlists an attorney to help them in filing a response. Next, hearings are set and a judge will ultimately decide your disagreements if the two of you cannot come to one on your own.
Should you be in need of filing a contested divorce, our contested divorce lawyer in Athens can help you with your case. Please keep in mind that attorney fees for this type of divorce are significantly higher than an uncontested divorce. Like most divorce lawyers, we require 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.
Normally, retainers for contested divorces range from $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.
If you live in Athens, Hartselle, Priceville, Eva, Brooksville, Lacey’s Spring, or Moulton Heights then your divorce will most likely be filed in the Circuit Court of Limestone County. Our Athens divorce lawyers are aware of the local requirements for divorce in Morgan County, Limestone County, and all of the counties across Northern Alabama. So if you retain us then our divorce attorney can handle your case for you in the local courts.
You can call our office today 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.