Pell City Divorce Lawyer & Pell City Divorce Attorneys
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE STARTING AT $290
Contested Divorce Retainers Starting at $1500
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Divorce is rarely easy, but if you and your spouse are able to come to an agreement on important marital issues like property division, child support, visitation, and all other issues arising from the marriage, it can be a much more simple and straight forward process than expected. This can be accomplished through an uncontested divorce which is the easiest and simplest way to get a cheap divorce in Pell City. Our Pell City divorce lawyers are currently offering discounted flat fees for uncontested divorces in St. Clair County and throughout Central Alabama.
$290 for uncontested divorces without minor children
$390 for uncontested divorces with minor children
These rates do not include the filing fee that each county charges to file a divorce. The filing fee in Jefferson County is about $206. Residents of Pell City or the surrounding areas of Gardendale, Fultondale, Irondale, Hueytown, Homewood, Leeds, Irondale, or Moody will likely file their divorce in either St. Clair or Jefferson County.
Pell City and Ashville are the county seats of St. Clair County with courthouses in the City of Asheville and downtown Pell City. Each county charges a fee to file your divorce. The filing fee in Jefferson County is about $206 and in St. Clair County it is about $201. 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 Pell City or anywhere else in St. Clair or Jefferson County.
Professional & Cheap Divorce in Pell City, Alabama
Having a Pell City divorce lawyer help you throughout the process is essential when filing for divorce to ensure you’re doing every step properly. Our Pell City divorce lawyer is here to provide counseling and guidance during the divorce process. If you have planned to have a contested divorce or a default divorce filed in St. Clair County, then you will have nothing to be worried about as we are here to ensure you get through with it conveniently. Get in touch with us to discuss our fees and go through the process together on the phone.
If you’re looking to get a cheap and simple divorce in Pell City, then you can opt for an uncontested divorce. This is the simplest way to get a divorce since it only involves filing paperwork. The process can be started by filling out a questionnaire and other important information that is required for the completion of the needed forms and sending it to us online. We will need the completed questionnaire in order to begin the process.
The process of filing for a no contest or uncontested divorce in St. Clair County is simple, especially when compared to a contested divorce. Reach out to us and we will answer any questions you may have over the phone and an in-office consultation is usually not necessary. To opt for this choice, you and your spouse will need to have reached an agreement prior to beginning in order to file for an uncontested divorce.
If an agreement has not been reached and you wish to get divorced, then you will likely have to file a contested divorce. This form of divorce is where one party files for divorce and serves the other party. The other spouse, once served, has a limited amount of time to respond and there will usually be hearings and other court proceedings. 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 such 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 Pell City divorce lawyers to discuss the contested divorce process in your county.
Pell City Uncontested Divorces
Our Pell City 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 $206 in Jefferson County and $201 in St. Clair.
For example, when filing a cheap divorce in St. Clair County, there are certain documents that must have language included in them that are unique to that county. 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. 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 Pell City, Alabama. If you need a divorce lawyer Homewood, Gardendale, Fultondale, Irondale, Hueytown, Leeds, Irondale, or Moody, then your divorce will most likely be filed in either St. Clair County or the Jefferson County Domestic Relations Court, both of which have specific divorce requirements that other counties may not have.
If you intended to use online divorce document preparation program, then you should be aware that it may cause the dismissal of your divorce by the judge assigned to handle your case. That is because online divorce document preparation program may not contain the proper language required by the local rules of your particular county. It is crucial to have an actual Pell City uncontested divorce attorney work on your case for you. We have great Pell City divorce lawyers who have in-depth knowledge of the local rules and will ensure that all documents are properly filed in conformity to the local rules.
Our Birmingham office is located on Highway 280 and our local divorce attorney, Steven Harris, 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 Pell City divorce attorney today, then we can answer any questions you may have, including what courthouse to file your divorce in.
Divorce Attorneys in Pell City
Any other way you file for divorce that is not uncontested is known as a contested divorce. If you opt for a contested divorce, it is because no agreement was able to be reached between you and your spouse. This is the more complicated, slower route, which is why we often recommend an uncontested divorce whenever possible. Otherwise, this involves one spouse serving the other with an official Complaint. After this is done, that spouse gets their attorney involved to help them file a response. Hearings are then set and a judge ultimately decides on your disagreements if the two of you cannot do so on your own.
For an experience contested divorce lawyer in Pell City to start working on your divorce, we can help. However, we do find it important to note that this type of divorce incurs significantly higher costs than an uncontested divorce. As do most divorce lawyers, we require a retainer for these services and our attorney will bill hourly based on how long it takes to complete. Essentially, the more complicated your divorce and the longer it takes to resolve the issues within it, the more expensive it will be. To give our clients a ballpark amount, most contested divorces range from $1500 to $5000 or more, again, depending on the level of complexity with the issues involved and how contested they will are. Important assets, businesses or minor children that were a result of the marriage are example of factors that would affect your retainer by making it more costly. There are, however, other factors involved in quoting you.
If you’re considering a divorce but need to find out how much yours would cost, feel free to call our office. Our divorce attorneys will go over the details of your situation to come up with an estimate of how much your retainer would be.