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Cheap Divorces in Alabama
If you and your spouse have reached an agreement on all of your marital issues then you can get a cheap divorce in Alabama by filing an uncontested divorce. To get a cheap divorce you just pay our local Alabama divorce attorney a flat fee and let us handle it all for you.
- $390 for simple uncontested divorces in Alabama without minor children.
- $490 for simple uncontested divorces with minor children of the marriage.
The uncontested divorce may require additional fees if there are substantial property or tax considerations involved, business interests, paternity issues, retirement issues, or any other complex issues that would require more time of the attorney. There is also a filing fee that the county charges when a divorce is filed. This filing fee varies from county to county. Give our Alabama divorce lawyer a call today for more information about the filing fee in your county.
Once you pay the fee, then our divorce lawyer will email or otherwise get it to you for you and your spouse to get signed, notarized, and returned to our office for us to file your divorce with the Court. All of our easy and cheap divorces are filed online now so we can file it in any county in Alabama for you. 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 it for you since we actually have to pay it to the Court when a divorce is filed.
Once the uncontested divorce in Alabama is filed, the judge just approves your agreement and there is no court in most cases. Getting a cheap divorce is easy since any questions can be answered by our divorce attorneys over the phone and you can get your divorce without ever coming into our actual office or going to court in most cases. We try to make getting a cheap divorce in Alabama as easy as possible for you while also ensuring that all rules are followed and the divorce goes through smoothly.
Alabama Cheap Divorces
The first step to getting a cheap divorce in Alabama 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. For example, 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.
So if you do not address that issue the judge can schedule a hearing or dismiss the uncontested divorce and all of these things can mean more money in attorney fees if you want the lawyer to continue working on your cheap divorce. This is why if you want an easy and 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.
In other words, we are able to charge the cheaper attorney fee rate 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. Therefore, if you cannot get the documents signed or your spouse is refusing to sign them, then getting a cheap 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 Alabama?
Our cheap divorce lawyers currently charge $390 for attorney fees in simple no fault divorces without minor children of the marriage and $490 with minor children. The process is very simple with us as long as you are in agreement and there are no additional issues involved that would require additional work. The main thing to remember is your spouse must be willing to sign the paperwork and in complete agreement or it will not work. For example, 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, 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. However, it might not be possible to get a cheap divorce if you cannot agree on such issues.
In other words, if you only want to pay a flat fee and get a fairly cheap divorce then 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. Therefore, if you are doing some confusing visitation schedule that the judge feels would be damaging to the children they might not sign off on the cheap divorce even though you are in agreement. Additionally, it is always important to speak to a local Alabama divorce attorney in your county to make sure you know the local rules and will be able to get your cheap divorce in Huntsville, Birmingham, or anywhere else in Alabama.
An uncontested divorce is almost always a good way to get an easy and cheap divorce without dragging the case out for months or years. After all, what you are mainly looking for is an affordable way to move on with your life. Therefore, if you are looking for a cheap and fast divorce, then give our local Birmingham divorce attorney a call today.