Cheap Divorce in Birmingham
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Cheap Divorces in Birmingham
If you and your spouse have reached an agreement on all marital issues, then you can get a cheap divorce in Birmingham with an uncontested divorce. To do an uncontested divorce you pay our local Birmingham divorce attorney a flat fee and we handle all the paperwork for you.
$390 for uncontested divorces in Alabama without minor children.
$490 for uncontested divorces with minor children of the marriage.
The uncontested divorce can sometimes require additional fees if there are complex issues that may require significantly more time of the Jefferson County attorney. There is also a filing fee that every county charges when any divorce is filed. This filing fee varies from county to county. Give us a call and we can let you know the filing fee where you live.
Once you pay the fee, our Birmingham cheap divorce lawyer will email paperwork for you and your spouse to get signed, notarized, and returned to our office for us to file the divorce with the Court. All divorces are filed online now so we can get you a cheap divorce in Birmingham or anywhere else in Alabama. In addition to the attorney fee, there is also a filing fee that depends on the county you are in. This filing fee must be paid before we can file the case since, we actually have to pay it to the Court when a divorce is filed.
Once an uncontested divorce is filed, the judge just approves your agreement and there is no court in most cases. Any questions can be answered by our divorce attorneys over the phone. Therefore, you can get your cheap Birmingham divorce without ever coming into our actual office or going to court in most cases. We try to make it as easy as possible for you while also ensuring that all rules are followed and the cheap uncontested divorce goes through as smoothly as possible.
Birmingham Cheap Divorces
The first step to getting a cheap divorce in Birmingham is to make sure that you and your spouse are in complete agreement on all marital issues. That means you must agree on child support, custody, property division, and even visitation arrangements. If there is something that is not addressed in your agreement, especially concerning the minor children, then the judge will likely issue something called a deficiency and allow you to address it.
If you do not address that issue, the judge can schedule a hearing or dismiss the uncontested divorce. Which means, all of these things could cost you more money in attorney fees, if you want the lawyer to continue working on your divorce. This is why, if you want a cheap divorce, then it is important that all issues are addressed in the paperwork that is filed with the Court to ensure you get the divorce completed as cheaply and easily as possible.
We are able to get you a cheap divorce in Birmingham since we are just preparing your paperwork and once you and your spouse have properly executed it, filing it with the Court and getting the decree to the judge to sign. If you cannot get the documents signed by your spouse, then getting a cheap and easy divorce in Alabama is not going to work and you will need to file a contested divorce. A contested divorce is where you file a divorce with no agreement in writing. Most divorce lawyers charge thousands of dollars in retainer fees to begin this process for you since it can last a very long time depending on whether the two of you can agree on your issues or not.
How Can I Get a Cheap Divorce in Birmingham?
Our cheap divorce attorney fees in Birmingham are currently starting at $390 in simple no fault divorces without minor children of the marriage and $490 with minor children. The process is very simple. The main thing to remember is that your spouse must be willing to sign the paperwork and be in complete agreement with you in order to get a cheap Birmingham divorce.
That means if you have minor children, then if the children are living with one of you more than the other one then the other parent must pay some child support. Also, if you have the children living with you most of the time and your spouse is paying you child support according to the State of Alabama’s calculations or a reasonable amount that you both agree to, then a visitation arrangement must be spelled out in the agreement. Everyone must be in agreement to get a cheap divorce in Birmingham.
Visitation arrangements, and anything else in your settlement agreement, must be in the best interests of the children or a judge will not sign off on it. This means if you are doing some confusing visitation schedule that the judge feels would be damaging to the children, he or she might not sign off on it even though you are in agreement. This is why it is always important to speak to a local Bessemer divorce attorney in your county to make sure you know the local rules and will be able to get your cheap divorce in Birmingham.
An uncontested divorce is the fastest and cheapest way to get a divorce without dragging your case out for months or years. If you are looking for a cheap divorce in Birmingham, then give us a call today.
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