Oneonta Divorce Lawyers & Divorce Attorneys in Oneonta
Uncontested Divorces Starting at $290
Contested Divorce Retainers Starting at $1500
If you and your spouse are not in agreement on the terms of your divorce then you will have to file a contested divorce and let the judge decide all such matters. If you have reached an agreement with your spouse concerning property division, child support, visitation, and all other issues arising from the marriage, then you may be able to get a cheap and quick divorce which is sometimes called an uncontested divorce. Filing an uncontested divorce is the easiest and simplest way to get a divorce in Oneonta or across Blount County, Alabama. Our Oneonta divorce lawyers are currently offering discounted flat fees for uncontested divorces in Blount County, Jefferson County, and throughout Central Alabama.
$290 for uncontested divorces without minor children
$390 for uncontested divorces with minor children
This does not include the filing fee that each county charges to file a case. The filing fee in Blount County is about $243. If you are ready to get the process started for an uncontested divorce then you can fill out and send us a divorce questionnaire online. If you need a contested divorce attorney then you can talk to our attorney for a quote, but the retainers usually start at $1500.00 with no children of the marriage and $2000 with children, but can be much more depending on how divided you and your spouse are. Call us at (205) 201-1789 if you have any questions about filing for divorce in Oneonta or anywhere else in Blount County.
Divorce Attorneys in Blount County, AL
When facing divorce in Oneonta, it is paramount to talk to a local family law attorney. If you call us today our divorce lawyer in Blount County can usually speak to you the same day you call. In Oneonta, an uncontested divorce is much faster and cheaper to process than filing a contested divorce. This makes an uncontested divorce the best choice as long as both parties are in agreement about everything.
To do an uncontested divorce, you just need to fill out a questionnaire. Once this questionnaire is filled out and you have paid your fees, we will get your process started by getting the paperwork to you and your spouse to sign, execute, and return to us to file. For a no fault divorce we do not usually need an in-office consultation and there will be no court.
If an agreement has not been 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 by sheriff or private process server with the divorce filings. 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 decide these issues for them.
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 Oneonta divorce lawyers to discuss the contested divorce process in Blount County.
Our Oneonta Divorce Attorneys
If you live in Oneonta or the surrounding areas of Hayden, Locust Fork, Snead, Trafford, Warrior, Blountsville, Cleveland, Blount Springs, or Smoke Rise, then you will likely be filing your divorce in Blount County. Oneonta is the county seat of Blount County and the county courthouse is located downtown. Each county charges a fee to file your divorce. The filing fee in Blount County is about $243.
Many counties have certain local requirements and Blount 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. The Blount County Courts may have a parenting course requirement that each parent must complete and obtain a certificate of completion in order to get their divorce decree, depending on the judge assigned to your case after it is filed. Call us today for more information about this Blount County parenting course requirement.
Further, due to the irregular intricacies in filing and documents required in different counties, it is very advisable to consult the help of a local divorce lawyer to file your uncontested divorce. A common example is the inclusion of certain unique words and language in the divorce papers filed in Blount County because these are usually unique requirements of the judges in the county. Failure to adhere to the local rules and procedures puts your divorce case in danger of being dismissed.
Our Birmingham office is located on Highway 280 and our local divorce attorney regularly files divorces in Blount County. Our attorneys are a member of the local Birmingham Bar Association and the Central Alabama Better Business Bureau. If you call our Oneonta divorce attorneys today, then we can answer any questions you may have, including helping to determine what courthouse to file your divorce in.
Contested Divorce in Oneonta, Alabama
Do you need a contested divorce lawyer in Oneonta? Anyone going through a contested divorce understands the complexity of the situation. A contested divorce will need to occur when a couple can not reach an agreement on their marital differences. This type of divorce is always more costly than an uncontested divorce because the couple must approach a court to help them mediate their dispute.
If you are struggling with an unreasonable spouse and require a contested divorce lawyer in Oneonta, we are here to help. Like most divorce lawyers, we will need a retainer before we can begin working on your case. Your retainer fee will depend on how long it takes to resolve your marital issues. Keep in mind that any matters involving minor children will usually have a higher price.
Retainers for contested divorces in Oneonta usually range from $1500 to $5000. This number may increase though if the issues are more severe, and if there are minor children in the marriage. Uncontested divorces will almost always be cheaper than contested divorces. We will consider all factors before quoting you a retainer.
Our Oneonta divorce lawyers understand the complexity of your situation. Give our office a call today to find out how much of a retainer we would require upfront to begin working on your case.