Oxford Divorce Attorneys & Oxford Divorce Lawyers
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE STARTING AT $290
Contested Divorce Retainers Starting at $1500
Our Oxford divorce lawyer is currently offering a flat fee for a non-contested divorce in Talladega or Calhoun County.
- $290 for uncontested divorces without children
- $390 for uncontested divorces with children
There is also a filing fee that is charged when a divorce is filed. This filing fee varies from county to county, but in Calhoun County it is about $258 and in Talladega County it is about $268, both of which include a convenience fee for filing electronically. Give our Oxford divorce lawyer a call today for the filing fee in your county.
To get a quick and simple divorce in Oxford, you and your spouse must be in agreement about all marital issues. If you are not in agreement then you will need to file something called a contested divorce. The fees for a contested divorce are much higher and the process takes a very long time. There are multiple hearings in most cases as well, since the judge in your case has to decide all of your issues. For a contested divorce, you can contact our office to get a retainer quote and we will explain the process further.
To start the process for an uncontested divorce you should fill out a questionnaire on our website or contact us to email or mail you one. It is not usually necessary to meet in one of our offices and there should not be any hearings once it is filed due to an agreement already being executed. However, our Oxford divorce attorney will be happy to speak to you over the phone the same day you call or set up an appointment in one of our offices, if necessary.
Divorce Attorneys in Oxford AL
To get an uncontested divorce in Oxford, both parties must be in complete agreement and willing to sign all of the divorce paperwork that we prepare. The papers we prepare include a settlement agreement, which can be as simple as you keep your property and they keep theirs or can address such things as joint property distribution, custody, and child support. As long as both of you are in agreement and willing to sign paperwork and return it to us to file electronically, then you can get an uncontested divorce in Oxford and never have to go to Court or take a day off work. You can get your divorce decree finalized by just signing and executing paperwork and getting it back to our office.
Since you have executed the settlement agreement and all marital issues have been resolved, the judge just has to approve the agreement, which can be done without a hearing in Calhoun County, Alabama. There is a waiting period of thirty days, so the judge has to wait this amount of time before officially divorcing you. However, the judge will usually sign the divorce decree shortly after the thirty days has expired.
You will receive your divorce decree by email and mail once signed by the judge. The judges in a county usually have local requirements, so it is important to retain a local divorce attorney to prepare your paperwork. Our Oxford divorce lawyer knows these local rules and will ensure that the divorce goes through without any issues and you get your decree as quickly as possible.
If the two of you are not in agreement, then you cannot file an uncontested divorce. You would have to file a contested divorce to get the process started, which means just filing for divorce with no agreement and asking the judge to order whatever you want. This starts a divorce in Calhoun County and if no resolution can be reached, eventually there will be a trial and a judge will decide all of your contested issues that you cannot agree upon. This process can take a year or longer to resolve and can be very expensive. However, if there is something that you and your spouse cannot agree on such as custody or valuable marital assets, then it might be worth going to trial in order to fight for them.
Most divorce attorneys in Calhoun County or Talladega County will want something called a retainer up front to file it for you. They will then bill hourly from this retainer at a rate of at least several hundred dollars an hour. The up front retainers are usually a couple thousand dollars or more, depending on the particular issues being contested in your divorce. In general, if you don’t have children or any substantial property to divide the retainer can be anywhere from $1500 to $3000, depending on the attorney you call. If you have children or substantial marital assets then it can much even more than that. If you are interested in filing a contested divorce or other family law matter in Calhoun County or Talladega County, then call us today to find out our fees and retainers.
Quick and Easy Oxford Divorce
As long as both parties can agree and sign proper paperwork then you can get a quick and easy divorce in Oxford for either $290 or $390, plus filing fee. Again, there is no going to court as long as you can agree on everything in an uncontested divorce.
However, you want to make sure the paperwork meets all the local requirements for your particular county and the national document preparation companies usually are not aware of these. Our local Oxford divorce lawyer is aware of these requirements and will ensure you get your decree as quick and easy as possible.
The City of Oxford is located in both Calhoun County and Talladega County. Anniston is the county seat of Calhoun County, Alabama with the courthouse located downtown. Talladega is the county seat of Talladega County. If you need a divorce attorney in Oxford, Eastaboga, Saks, Ohatchee, Weaver, Southside, Piedmont, Anniston, Jacksonville, or Glencoe then you will likely be filing in Calhoun County. If you are in Sylacauga, Talladega, Childersburg, or Lincoln, then you will likely be filing in Talladega County.
Our attorney is a member of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau. We have an A+ rating, so feel free to take a look at our BBB profile for more information about our law firm. If you call our Oxford divorce attorney today, they can answer any questions you may have and usually do so over the phone the same day you call.
Contested Divorce in Oxford
When you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement before entering into the divorce process, you would need to file for a contested divorce. In this case, one spouse would need to serve the other with an official Complaint. Once served officially, the spouse normally obtains an attorney and files a response. After this, hearings are set and a judge assigned to your case will ultimately decide your disagreements if the two of you cannot come to an agreement on your own.
Should you be in need of filing a contested divorce, our experienced Calhoun County divorce attorney can help. Please note that the attorney fees for this type of divorce are significantly higher than an uncontested divorce. Like most divorce lawyers, we require a retainer fee for these services and our attorney will bill hourly from. How much you pay depends on the amount of work performed. If it takes longer to solve your marital issues in the divorce, the attorney fees could get expensive.
To give a ballpark figure, our contested divorce retainers are usually between $1500 to $4000 or more. The exact amount is dependent upon how complex the issues involved are and how contested they will probably get. An example of an aspect that could prolong the process is if there are children in the marriage or important assets. These items can make the retainer fee higher since they make the case more involved, but there are other factors to be considered as well in trying to predict the number of hours the attorney will have to work at the beginning of your case.
To get a contested divorce filed, you can call us to find out how much the retainer would be. When you call, you can immediately get a brief phone consultation with our divorce attorney in Oxford before we can quote you a fee, especially if there are minor children or other potentially complex issues involved.