Fort Payne Divorce Lawyers – Divorce Attorneys in Fort Payne
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE STARTING AT $290
Call today at (256) 945-0502
Our Fort Payne divorce lawyers are currently offering discounted flat fees to handle your uncontested divorce in DeKalb County, Alabama. An uncontested divorce is the cheapest and simplest way to get divorced in Alabama.
As long as you and your spouse are in complete agreement about all of your marital issues then you can obtain a no fault or uncontested divorce. If you have already reached an agreement with your spouse then call us today at (256) 945-0502 for a cheap divorce in Fort Payne.
- $290 for uncontested divorces without minor children of the marriage (does not include filing fee)
- $390 for uncontested divorces with minor children of the marriage (does not include filing fee).
If you live in Fort Payne or the surrounding areas of Mentone, Crossville, Collinsville, Rainsville, or Henagar, then you will likely be filing your divorce in DeKalb County. Fort Payne is the county seat of DeKalb County with the county courthouse located in downtown Fort Payne. Each county charges a fee to file your divorce. The filing fee in DeKalb County is $277. To get the process started we can mail or email you a questionnaire or you can fill one out online by going to the divorce questionnaire page. If you have any questions then call one of our Fort Payne divorce attorney for a consultation.
Quick & Cheap Divorce Lawyers in Fort Payne, Alabama
It’s very important to retain a Fort Payne divorce attorney to handle your case if you need a divorce in Dekalb County, Alabama. Even when considering a quick and cheap uncontested divorce, having a lawyer that knows the local requirements of your county is imperative to it being done correctly and a divorce decree being entered quickly and easily.
Your attorney will ensure that all of the proper paperwork is prepared and filed appropriately. The DeKalb County courts have certain local rules in an uncontested divorce filing that other counties do not have and our divorce attorneys in Fort Payne are familiar with these county specific requirements.
There are generally two ways to file divorce, uncontested or contested. An uncontested divorce is where both parties are in complete agreement and it is an easy and much cheaper way to get a divorce. Any other way you file divorce is called a contested divorce, since there are issues that the parties are not in agreement with at the time of filing.
Should you be looking into a contested divorce, then depending on your circumstances there’s a possibility of us quoting you a flat fee to represent you. The process for a contested divorce starts when one of you files a Complaint and has your spouse served. Once served, your spouse will have thirty days to file a response called an Answer. At that point, both sides can attempt to resolve their contested issues. Should the disagreements not be resolved, then the judge will decide these issues for both parties at a trial. For a contested divorce, we invite you to give our Fort Payne divorce attorney a call today for more information.
Professional, Easy & Cheap Divorce in Fort Payne, Alabama
If you and your spouse have no contested issues, then you may be able to get a cheap uncontested divorce. To get a cheap divorce in Fort Payne, you and your spouse must have already reached an agreement. Both spouses must have already reached an agreement concerning all marital issues prior to the divorce being filed to do an uncontested divorce in Fort Payne. Although an uncontested divorce is a relatively simple process, a local divorce lawyer is necessary so that your documents can be prepared properly.
When you consult with our attorneys, they can help guide you as to where you need to file your divorce, since it depends on many different factors. Certain clauses and language are also required in your Settlement Agreement and other documents. So if you obtain divorce documents from an online document preparation company, instead of a local Alabama divorce attorney, there is a high chance that the required local language and clauses will not be in there. Very often, failure to contain the correct language in the documents can cause a simple, no fault divorce to be dismissed.
We can counsel you through your divorce if you live in DeKalb County, Alabama. You usually do not have to meet with the attorney in person for an uncontested divorce, but if you would like we can meet in our Huntsville office located on Memorial Parkway in Madison County, Alabama. Attorney Steven Harris is a proud member of the the Better Business Bureau for North Alabama. If you have any questions then call our Fort Payne divorce lawyers today for more information.
Contested Divorce in Fort Payne
If you and your spouse can not agree on critical issues to terminate your marriage conclusively, a contested divorce will need to take place. One spouse will have to submit a formal legal document or a complaint. After the spouse is served, they will usually hire an attorney and file a response. In Fort Payne, if you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement, a judge will sort out the issues.
For a contested divorce lawyer in Fort Payne, contact us. A contested divorce is the most complex kind of separation, and therefore the attorney fees will be higher than if you were to file for an uncontested divorce. Our Fort Payne divorce lawyers do require a retainer for their services and will proceed to bill hourly from it. Attorney fees can be pricey, depending on how long it takes to resolve the issues.
Usually, retainers for contested divorces in Fort Payne range from $1500 to $5000 or more. Issues like child custody and division of marital assets will often result in a higher fee. We do consider all factors when quoting you with a retainer.
Please give us a call for a quick consult with one of our divorce lawyers. We will quote you a retainer over the phone. Let us know the details of your case, and if there are children involved so we can give you an accurate quote. An uncontested divorce will always be cheaper than a contested one, but we recognize that’s not always an option.