Leeds Divorce Lawyers & Moody Divorce Attorneys
$290 Uncontested Divorces
Contested Divorce Retainers Starting at $1500
If you and your spouse have reached an agreement concerning property division, child support, and all other issues arising from the marriage, then you may be able to get a cheap and quick divorce. Filing an uncontested divorce is the easiest and simplest way to get a cheap divorce in Leeds or Moody, Alabama. Our Leeds divorce lawyers are currently offering discounted flat fees for uncontested divorces in Jefferson or St. Clair County, and throughout Central Alabama.
$290 for uncontested divorces without minor children
$390 for uncontested divorces with minor children
If you live in Leeds, Moody, or the surrounding areas of Pell City, Ashville, Springville, Argo, Odenville, Ragland, Riverside, or Cropwell then you will likely be filing your divorce in St. Clair County. Pell City and Asheville are the county seats of St. Clair County with the county courthouses located in downtown Pell City and Asheville. Each county charges a fee to file your divorce. The filing fee in St. Clair County is $201. Many counties have certain local requirements and St. Clair County is no different. This is why it is important to retain a divorce attorney that is licensed to practice law in Alabama and regularly files divorces in your county, since they will be familiar with such local rules. If you are ready to get the process started then you can fill out and send us a divorce questionnaire online. Call us at (205) 201-1789 if you have any questions about filing a cheap divorce in Leeds, Moody, Pell City or anywhere else in St. Clair County.
Divorce Attorney in Leeds, Alabama
When filing for divorce it is important that you retain a local Leeds divorce lawyer to counsel you through the process. The two ways to file divorce are contested or uncontested. If you are not in agreement then you will need to file a contested divorce. If you are interested in a contested divorce in St. Clair County, then you can contact our office to discuss our fees and go over the process together over the phone.
A contested divorce is where you just file for divorce without an agreement being reached by the parties. The attorney fees for a contested divorce are usually a few thousand dollars to get started and can increase the longer the case lasts. It is a much more expensive and difficult process than an uncontested divorce. There are generally hearings and if an agreement cannot be reached then eventually the judge will hold a trial and decide all of your contested issues for you and your spouse.
If you are considering a quick and cheap divorce in Leeds or Moody, then you should consider an uncontested divorce. This process involves mostly paperwork as long as the two of you have agreed on every single marital issue. You would just need to fill out a questionnaire explaining what you’ve agreed to (along with additional information necessary to prepare all of the required forms and documents) and return it to us in order to get the process started.
Filing for a no contest or uncontested divorce is pretty straightforward. Our local divorce lawyer will gladly answer any questions you have about the process over the phone and an in office consultation is usually not necessary. Keep in mind, both you and your spouse must have reached an agreement to be able to file for an uncontested divorce.
If you two have not reached an agreement but still want to get divorced, you’ll need to opt for a contested divorce. Contested divorce simply means that one party files for divorce and serves the other party with the divorce paperwork. Once served, the other spouse must respond within a certain time limit and if they do not, then the filing party may be able to receive their divorce by default. Should the other party respond after being served, then hearings will be set and the contested divorce process will begin. It then moves forward until both parties can reach an agreement or have a trial and let a judge decide their issues.
Reaching an agreement mutually is always the ideal situation for both parties to avoid unnecessary court time, attorney fees, and headaches. However, if an uncontested divorce is not possible, then we urge you to contact our Moody and Leeds divorce lawyer to discuss the contested divorce process in St. Clair County, Alabama.
Our Leeds Divorce Attorneys
Our Leeds divorce attorneys are currently charging a low flat rate of $290 to handle your uncontested divorce without minor children of the marriage and $390 if you do have minor children. This does not include a filing fee that each county requires which is a little over $201 in St. Clair County.
Should you be filing a cheap divorce in St. Clair County, then there are very specific requirements concerning when your divorce documents should be signed and filed. That’s why it is of utmost importance to enlist the help of a local divorce lawyer to file your cheap divorce in Moody or Leeds, Alabama. If you live in Leeds, Moody, Asheville, Pell City, Odenville, or Springville, then your divorce will most likely be filed in the St. Clair County Domestic Relations Court, which has very specific divorce requirements that other counties may not have.
For those using a national online divorce document preparation program, they will typically not include such county specific language in them and it can cause your divorce to be dismissed by the judge assigned to your case. Our Leeds and Moody divorce lawyers are familiar with all of these local rules and will work to make sure all documents are filed properly and in compliance with the local rules. This is why an actual Leeds divorce attorney is so necessary and having a national online document preparation company prepare your divorce documents may not be as favorable for you case.
Our Birmingham office is located on Highway 280 and our local divorce attorney regularly files divorces in Jefferson and St. Clair County. He is a member of the local Birmingham Bar Association and the Central Alabama Better Business Bureau. If you call our Leeds divorce attorney today, then we can answer any questions you may have, including helping to determine what courthouse to file your divorce in.
Contested Divorce Attorney in Leeds
If you need a court to sort out your marital issues, it will drastically increase the cost. That’s the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce. This type of divorce usually occurs when one of the spouses refuses to sign divorce papers. If one spouse refuses to sign, the other will have to take legal action by hiring a divorce attorney and serve the uncooperative spouse with an official complaint.
We can help if you need a contested divorce lawyer in Leeds. Bear in mind the attorney fees will be significantly higher than an uncontested divorce. Our Moody and Leeds divorce lawyers require a retainer for such services and the complexity of your marital issues and the amount of work performed will affect the cost.
Retainers for contested divorces in Leeds usually range from $1500 to $5000 plus. The price depends on the severity of the case, if there are matters that both parties can agree on or not, and if there are children involved. If minor children are present in the case, the retainer will be more than those with no children.
Call our Leeds office today to find out much of a retainer is required upfront for us to take on your Leeds contested divorce. While an uncontested divorce will almost always be more budget-friendly, our Leeds divorce attorney will work hard to give you the best legal assistance for your complicated situation.