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Divorce Attorneys in Hueytown
Divorce is always a challenging process to go through and can become complicated, time-consuming and stressful. However, there is a way to file that could make things a bit simpler and more straightforward. In Hueytown, and other Jefferson County cities, our Hueytown divorce lawyers recommend opting for an uncontested divorce whenever possible.
This type of divorce is possible when couples are able to come to a mutual agreement on marital issues and how things will be divided such as property division, finances, child support, alimony, visitation and other issues. Should you two be able to manage agreements on all of these issues, you will not have to enter into the long, drawn-out process of a contested divorce. Our Hueytown divorce lawyers will help you along with a cheap and quick divorce if you opt to go the uncontested route. However, if you and your spouse cannot come to a mutual agreement, a contested divorce is the alternative. Our Jefferson County divorce lawyers can help you whether you have an agreement or not, it is just an easier and simpler process if it is uncontested.
A contested divorce is your next option if you are not able to come to an agreement with your spouse on all these issues. We often advise our clients to avoid this route whenever possible since contested divorces tend to become more costly and take longer, adding the stress of the already taxing divorce process. However, if this is how you need to proceed then our Hueytown Divorce Lawyers are here to help you through the filing from start to finish.
Divorces in Hueytown and the surrounding areas of Jefferson County are significantly simpler and cheaper when they are uncontested. At the moment, our Hueytown divorce attorneys are offering discounted flat fees for uncontested divorces in Jefferson County, and throughout Central Alabama.
- $390 for simple uncontested divorces without minor children
- $490 for simple uncontested divorces with minor children
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 Hueytown divorce lawyer a call today for more information about the filing fee in your county.
Cheap & Easy Hueytown Uncontested Divorces
Having reliable counsel through the divorce process is essential to filing it properly. Our Hueytown divorce lawyers can help you file all the paperwork and documents for an uncontested or contested divorce. For divorces in Jefferson County, we invite you to reach out to our office. We can discuss all the details with you and initiate the process and other aspects to start your case over the phone.
If you and your spouse want a quick and cheap divorce in Hueytown, we recommend an uncontested divorce. This option works for couples who have reached agreements on all marital issues and will just need to fill out paperwork and provide certain documents to proceed. To begin, we will have you fill out a simple questionnaire explaining what you have agreed to (along with additional information necessary to prepare all of the required forms and documents) and our Hueytown divorce attorneys need you to return it to us in order to get the process started.
The process of filing for a no-contest or uncontested divorce is fairly simple. When you call us, then our Hueytown divorce attorney can answer any questions you may have over the phone and an in-office consultation is usually not necessary. However, both you and your spouse must have reached an agreement in order to file for an uncontested divorce.
If an agreement cannot be reached and you wish to get divorced, then you will likely have to file a contested divorce. This is where one party files for divorce and serves the other party with the divorce paperwork. The other spouse, once served, has a limited amount of time to respond and if they do not, then the filing party may be able to receive their divorce by default. If the other party does respond, then there will usually be hearings set and a contested divorce will begin. A contested divorce continues until both parties either reach an agreement as to all contested issues or have a trial and let the judge in their case decide these issues for them.
Our Hueytown divorce lawyer can help you get a contested divorce, but the fees are much higher. We will require a retainer upfront to begin work on your case. The divorce attorney then bills out of that retainer at an hourly rate until he or she has worked enough so that the retainer is empty. At that point you have to refill the retainer in order for the attorney to keep working on the case. Call us today and speak with our Hueytown divorce attorney who can conduct a quick phone consultation and quote you a retainer fee for your particular case.
It is always cheaper and simpler to reach an agreement beforehand and file an uncontested divorce, but if that is not possible then call our Hueytown divorce lawyers to discuss the contested divorce process in your county.
Cheap Divorce in Hueytown
Our Hueytown divorce attorneys are currently charging a low flat rate of $390 to handle your simple uncontested divorce without minor children of the marriage and $490 if you do have minor children. This does not include a filing fee that varies from county to county.
Even in a quick and easy uncontested divorce, each county can have different document requirements, so it is important to have a local divorce lawyer file your cheap divorce in Hueytown, Alabama. If you reside in Hueytown, then your divorce will most likely be filed in Jefferson County Domestic Relations Court which has specific divorce requirements that other counties may not have. For example, when filing a cheap divorce in Jefferson County there are certain documents that must have language included in them that are unique to that county. If you are filing a cheap divorce in Jefferson County, then there are very specific requirements concerning when your divorce documents should be signed and filed. If these requirements are not met, and the proper motions and other pleadings are not filed in the proper way, then they are likely to dismiss your case and you will have to file it all over again.
If you are using an online divorce document preparation program, then they will usually not have such county-specific language in them and it can cause your divorce to be dismissed by the judge assigned to your case. Our Hueytown divorce lawyers are familiar with all of these local rules and will work to ensure that all documents are filed correctly and in compliance with the local rules. This is why an actual Hueytown uncontested divorce attorney is necessary and having a national online document preparation company prepare your divorce documents may not be the best decision.
If you live in Hueytown you will likely file your divorce in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County. If you call our Hueytown divorce attorneys today, then we can answer any questions you may have, including helping to determine what courthouse to file your divorce in.
Contested Divorces in Hueytown
While we encourage uncontested divorces whenever possible since it’s a much simpler process, our divorce attorneys also handle contested divorces in Hueytown. This is the appropriate filing when a mutual agreement is not reached beforehand and you have your spouse served with the Complaint. Typically, following the serving, the spouse finds an attorney to represent them and files a response. Hearings are then set and your disagreements are ultimately decided by a judge.
At The Harris Firm, our divorce lawyers will help you file a contested divorce properly. Unlike the uncontested route, the contested divorce attorney fees are significantly higher. As most family law firms do, our divorce attorneys in Hueytown require a retainer for contested divorce services. The lawyer then bills hourly and the amount billed each month, of course, depends on the amount of work performed.
When there are minor children involved, retainers are generally more than without children. However there are other factors that affect your retainer quote as well. Feel free to reach out to our office today and we can go over your case and inform you of the retainer required to begin working on your case. If you live in Hueytown or the surrounding areas of Bessemer, Pinson, Irondale, Trussville, Hoover, Gardendale, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, or Fairfield, then you will likely be filing in the Jefferson County Courts.
Our local Hueytown divorce attorney regularly files divorces in Jefferson and Shelby County. He is a member of the local Birmingham Bar Association and the Central Alabama Better Business Bureau. If you call our Hueytown divorce lawyer today, then we can answer any questions you may have, including helping to determine what courthouse to file your divorce in.
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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