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If you and your spouse are in complete agreement about all marital issues, then you can get a quick and easy divorce in Decatur, Alabama. Our Decatur divorce lawyers are charging a low flat fee to handle uncontested divorces. However, if your spouse is not in agreement then we can handle your contested divorce as well but it is much more expensive. If you live in Decatur then give our local divorce attorney a call today at (256) 686-5532.
- $390 for uncontested divorces without minor children of the marriage.
- $490 for 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 Decatur divorce lawyer a call today for more information about the filing fee in your county.
For this flat fee our divorce lawyer will handle your uncontested divorce in Decatur, Morgan County, Limestone County, Athens, Lacey’s Spring, Hartselle, and the surrounding areas of Northern Alabama.
If you are not in agreement then you will need to file a contested divorce in Decatur, Alabama. Contested divorces require something called a retainer, which is an amount you pay the attorney who bills hourly out of it. Our retainers can be thousands of dollars depending on your circumstances. If you need a Decatur divorce lawyer to fight for you, then give us a call today for a quote.
Divorce Attorneys in Decatur
We can help whether your divorce is contested or uncontested. If contested, then you can call and get a quote on the retainer required for your individual case. The process for a contested divorce is much longer and more expensive than a Decatur uncontested divorce.
To do an easy uncontested divorce in Decatur, you and your spouse must be in agreement about all of your marital issues such as custody, child support, visitation, property division, and all other issues. Once the two of you have agreed to everything, then you can pay our Decatur divorce lawyers a low flat fee to do the uncontested divorce for you. An uncontested divorce basically consists of our attorney preparing paperwork for you and your spouse to sign and return to us to file with the local court. Because the two of you have already reached (and signed) an agreement, when the case is filed it is labeled an uncontested divorce in the system.
If all of the proper paperwork has been signed and filed appropriately then the judge in your case just has to approve your agreement and sign your divorce decree. There is no going to court in most cases and you will usually receive your divorce decree by both mail and email in a month or two. This is the best way to obtain a quick and easy divorce in Decatur or the surrounding areas of Morgan County, Alabama.
If you want to get the process started for an easy divorce in Alabama then you can fill out our Divorce Questionnaire online today by clicking on the sidebar of this page to the right. Once we receive the questionnaire and payment then our divorce lawyers in Decatur will prepare your documents. A Morgan County uncontested divorce is mostly paperwork, so at this point it is up to you to get your spouse to sign it so it can be filed by our office.
You and your spouse will need to sign the paperwork and return it to us to file. Part of the documents you will return includes a settlement agreement which states the terms of your divorce that both of you have agreed to. Once they are signed and properly executed, then you mail the originals back to our office, along with the filing fee, and we will file your uncontested divorce in Morgan County, Alabama.
Once filed, then because you have already signed an agreement and there are no contested issues 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.
An uncontested divorce in Decatur is the cheapest and simplest way to get a divorce, but if you and your spouse are not in complete agreement then we can file your contested divorce for you as well. That is where you retain us to file your divorce with no agreement being reached. We file the Complaint for divorce, get your spouse served, and then see how your spouse answers your filing and act accordingly. If your spouse gets an attorney and files an Answer and Counter Claim, then our Decatur divorce attorney will have to go through the Discovery process and litigate your issues in Court eventually. The retainer to get a contested divorce filed are much more than an uncontested since the attorney is working at an hourly rate and not preparing documents for a flat fee. If you have any questions about this then feel free to call our Decatur divorce lawyers today.
If you are looking for a divorce lawyer in Hartselle, Decatur, Florence, Athens, Priceville, Eva, Brooksville, Lacey’s Spring, or Moulton Heights then your divorce will most likely be filed in the Circuit Court of Morgan County, Lauderdale County, or Limestone County, Alabama. Our Decatur divorce lawyers are aware of the local requirements in Morgan County, Limestone County, and all of the counties across the State of Alabama. So if you retain us to do your uncontested divorce our attorney will prepare all of the documents necessary to get your quick and easy divorce in whatever county you file in.
An uncontested divorce is mostly paperwork and is a quick and easy way to get a divorce in Decatur, Alabama. For a low flat fee our divorce lawyer can prepare the papers for you and your spouse to sign and return to us to file with the court. As long as the judge approves your agreement then there should be no need for any hearings or court dates in an uncontested divorce. Our law firm has a Decatur office off of Highway 31 in the Greens Office Park in Decatur. Our local Decatur divorce attorney can help you through the process so that it goes as quick and easy as possible. For a cheap and easy divorce in Morgan County or the surrounding areas give us a call today.
The City of Decatur is the seat of Morgan County and the Morgan County Circuit Clerk’s office is located downtown at 302 Lee Street NE, Decatur, AL 35601. In an uncontested divorce, you don’t necessarily have to come into the office and meet with the attorney in person. Since it is mostly paperwork and you and your spouse have already done the hard work of reaching an agreement, a phone discussion or two can usually answer all of your questions before and during the process. If you have questions about an uncontested divorce in Morgan County then give our Decatur divorce lawyers a call for a consultation.
Contested Divorce Lawyers in Decatur
In addition to uncontested divorces, our legal team also takes on contested divorces. A contested divorce is a more involved form of divorce that is entered into when the two parties in a marriage are not able to come to a mutual agreement and one spouse serves the other with a Complaint. The served spouse then hires a lawyer to help them file a formal response. The hearings following this are set and a judge works to settle and decide the disputes between the two parties, if they are not coming to an agreement on their own.
Attorney fees will be higher with contested divorce since it is more complicated and involved than a simple uncontested divorce. As is common practice in the field, our attorneys do charge a retainer that is based on hourly work and the amount of work performed. How much you pay in the end depends on how quickly the marital issues in the divorce can be resolved. Because contested divorces tend to have a lot of back and forth, the attorney fees could get expensive.
The contested divorce requires a retainer of thousands of dollars or more plus filing fee, but of course this depends on how complex the issues involved are and how contested they will probably get. Should there be children of the marriage involved, then the retainers will definitely be more than divorces without children, however there are still other factors we consider in quoting you a retainer.
We invite you to call our office today to have us go over the details of your case which will then allow us to determine how much of a retainer we would require up front to start work on your case. If you need a cheap and easy online divorce or someone to fight for you then give us a call now.
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It depends on which type of divorce you are doing. If you are pursuing an uncontested divorce (where you and your spouse have reached an agreement concerning all marital issues) then you can fill out our questionnaire... Read more
For a contested divorce, you will need to call and speak with one of our attorneys for a quote. However, we usually work with you to structure a low, flat fee instead of expensive retainers that are billed out of at an expensive hourly rate... Read more
As long as you or hour spouse is a resident of Alabama, then you can file here. To be a resident, you have to have resided in the State for at least six months prior to filing a case. If you both are residents of Alabama, then... Read more
An uncontested divorce is where both you and your spouse have reached an agreement about all of your marital issues such as custody, child support, division of property, and all other issues. If you have reached such an agreement... Read more
An uncontested divorce usually takes about one or two months after everything has been signed by both spouses and filed with the court. A contested divorce can take anywhere from 30 days to months or years, depending on... Read more