Phenix City Quick Divorces & Cheap Divorce Lawyers in Phenix City
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE STARTING AT $290
An uncontested divorce should be relatively quick and easy if you and your spouse have already reached an agreement concerning all of your marital issues. A cheap, quick and easy uncontested divorce in Phenix City, Alabama is made possible by our Phenix City divorce lawyers who are currently offering discounted flat fees to help you obtain a cheap divorce in and around Russell County. If you live in Phenix City or the surrounding areas of Seale, Ladonia, Fort Mitchell, or Glenville, then you will likely be filing your divorce in Russell County.
- $290 for uncontested divorces without minor children of the marriage.
- $390 for uncontested divorces with minor children of the marriage.
These do not include the filing fee in Russell County which is about $236. Phenix City is the county seat of Russell County and the county courthouse is located downtown. Each county charges a fee to file your divorce. To get the process started, you can request us a questionnaire be mailed or emailed to you or you can fill one out online by going to our divorce questionnaire page. If you have additional questions then give us a call and speak with one of our local Phenix City divorce attorneys today.
Our Phenix City Divorce Attorney
Divorce is never fun for anyone and can end up being a bitter and exhausting process. Some of the main concerns spouses have are the idea that they’ll have to put their life on hold to wait for a court date and spending thousands of dollars in attorney fees throughout the process of filing for divorce. On top of that, dealing with the back and forth battle between both attorneys can be taxing for all parties involved, taking up time and money. If there is a possibility of reaching an agreement from the start, a lot of time, money, and hassle may be spared.
During the process of filing for divorce, it is highly important to retain a local divorce attorney that practices routinely in that specific jurisdiction, even with an uncontested divorces. This is due to the fact that each particular county has its own unique local requirements that only an Alabama divorce lawyer will usually be aware of. For example, in Russell County if you have minor children of the marriage then completion of a parenting course is required. This requires that you and your spouse attend and complete a parenting course in order to receive your divorce decree.
Sometimes, you will have the ability to take the course where you live instead of locally in Phenix City, but you will most likely be required to complete a course no matter where you are residing. Certain documents are also specific to Russell County and our attorneys are familiar with these documents and will ensure that all local rules are followed. In some cases, when a national company is retained to type up your documents they are not familiar with such local rules and this can cause your paperwork to be incomplete, resulting in a dismissal of your divorce. However, our Phenix City divorce lawyers know these rules and will work with you to ensure that they are followed and that you receive your divorce decree as quickly as possible.
Professional Uncontested Divorces in Phenix City, Alabama
To file for a divorce in Alabama, the two most common ways are uncontested and contested. Should you and your spouse reach an agreement about all your marital issues on your own, you will be able to file a simple, straightforward uncontested divorce. But in the case of a more complicated situation where you are both not in agreement, a contested divorce will be required. Our Phenix City divorce lawyers will help you with this process, however the attorneys fees are significantly more than in an uncontested divorce. For a contested divorce, a Complaint will be filed and served on your spouse to begin the process.
When the spouse is served, they will have a limited period of time in which to file an appropriate response. Once they do so, a hearing will be set and we will confer with your spouses’ attorney to reach an agreement. Should an agreement still not be possible, then mediation and, ultimately, a trial before the judge will be necessary. When you call our office, one of our Phenix City divorce lawyers will speak with you and will answer any questions over the phone, usually on the same day. A phone consultation with our divorce lawyer might be the only discussion needed, depending on your particular situation.
Each county has its own filing fee that must be paid to the Court when the divorce is filed. The amount of this fee depends on what county you are filing in. For example, the filing fee in Russell County is a little over $236. This filing fee must be paid when a divorce is filed. However, this fee is not included in the attorney fees since it is charged by the Court and not by our law firm.
Our local divorce attorney regularly files divorces in Russell County and other Alabama courts. He is a member of the local Montgomery Bar Association, the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, and the Central Alabama Better Business Bureau. No matter what type of divorce you are seeking, we can usually quote you a flat fee instead of the traditional hourly based billing that most law firms use. If you have any questions about filing for divorce in Russell County, Alabama, then give our Phenix City divorce attorneys a call today for a consultation over the phone.
Contested Divorce in Phenix City, Alabama
When fighting spouses can not agree on critical issues when it comes to their divorce, a contested divorce will need to take place. This is the most complicated and costly type of divorce. If one spouse refuses to sign the divorce papers, they will be served with a complaint. Usually, the person served with the complaint will obtain a lawyer, and ultimately the courts will decide the outcome.
We are the best, contested divorce lawyers in Phenix City. We understand how difficult this time can be and are fully equipped to make the process as seamless as possible. Like most lawyers, we do require a retainer before we can get to work on your case. Contested divorces will almost always be more expensive than uncontested divorces, simply because they are more complex. If minor children are involved, expect the cost to be higher as well. Our attorneys consider your situation before offering a quote.
On average, contested divorce retainers run from $1500 to $5000 and above. Divorces concerning children will almost always be more expensive than a divorce where no kids are involved.
We want to hear from you. If you are looking for a contested divorce lawyer in Phenix City, we can help. Give us a call and let us know the details of your case. We will promptly be able to offer you a quote as to how much we need to begin working on your case.