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If you and your spouse are in agreement about all marital issues, then our Talladega divorce lawyer may be able to help you get a quick and easy uncontested divorce. Unlike a contested divorce, an uncontested divorce is where all issues have been resolved such as custody and property distribution by agreement and there are no contested issues for a judge to decide. To do this, the two of you must sign all necessary documents, including a settlement agreement, and then our Talladega divorce lawyer can file it with the Court.
As long as the judge approves your agreement then there are no hearings and you get your divorce decree without ever having to step into the courthouse.
An uncontested divorce is the simplest and most inexpensive way to get divorced in Alabama. If you are seeking a divorce lawyer in Talladega, Sylacauga, Childersburg, Lincoln or anywhere in Talladega County, then call us today.
- We are currently charging $390 for simple uncontested divorces without minor children.
- We are currently charging $490 for simple uncontested divorces with minor children.
The uncontested divorce in Talladega may require additional fees if there are substantial property or tax considerations involved, business interests, paternity issues, retirement issues, or any other complex issues that would require more time of the attorney. There is also a filing fee that the county charges when a divorce is filed. This fee varies from county to county. Give our Talladega divorce lawyer a call today for more information about the filing fee in your county.
If you live in Talladega or need a divorce lawyer in Sylacauga, Childersburg, or Lincoln, then you will likely be filing your divorce in Talladega County. Talladega is the county seat of Talladega County, and the county courthouse is located in downtown Talladega with a courthouse annex in Sylacauga. Each county charges a fee to start your divorce and our divorce lawyer can tell you that when you call.
Divorces in Talladega
If you are considering filing for divorce in the Talladega area, then the first thing to decide is whether the divorce will be contested or uncontested. If you and your spouse have already reached an agreement before the divorce is started, then that is sometimes called an uncontested or no fault divorce and our Talladega divorce lawyer can help.
It is called an uncontested divorce because there are no contested issues in the case. The judge does not have to decide any unresolved issues since you have already reached an agreement by yourselves. Any other way that you file for divorce is usually considered a contested divorce since at the time the divorce is filed there are still contested issues to be resolved.
If you live in Talladega then your divorce (whether contested or uncontested) will most likely be filed in the Circuit Court of Talladega County. Our Talladega divorce lawyers regularly handle matters in the Talladega County Courts and the surrounding areas of Sylacauga, Lincoln and Childersburg. We file uncontested divorces in every county in the State of Alabama, including in Talladega County, Etowah County, St. Clair County, and Calhoun County.
If you cannot reach an agreement with your spouse and do an uncontested divorce, then you would need to file a contested divorce, which is started by filing a Compliant for divorce. The Compliant contains your request for whatever you want from the marriage and will serve your spouse with with proper notice that you have filed a divorce.
With your spouse having been served this document, there will be a thirty day window for them to respond by filing a document known as Answer. The Answer contains the denial of claims in the Complaint, including a request for whatever they want from the marriage.
At this point, both sides either negotiate and reach an agreement or there will be a trial for the judge to determine these contested issues for the parties. If you do not have any significant property in the marriage and all issues related to the children have been agreed upon already, then you may be able to avoid such complexities by filing for an uncontested divorce. Give our Talladega and Anniston divorce attorney a call today for a consultation.
Divorce Attorneys in Talladega
Going through a divorce can be extremely difficult emotionally with both parties having to undergo life changing transitions. Often, both spouses do not want to have to intensify this already difficult process by fighting or arguing over their marital issues. In order to simplify the process, both parties will usually attempt to simplify the process by reaching an agreement concerning all these issues before retaining a divorce lawyer in Talladega. If you are seeking a cheap divorce in Talladega then call our office today for more information.
An uncontested divorce in Talladega County is the quickest and easiest way to get a divorce in Alabama. However, it requires that you have already talked with each other and that both of you have reached an agreement. This means that you have already agreed on such things as how much child support is to be paid, physical and legal custody, visitation, property division, and all other marital issues. If you have not reached an agreement, then you cannot file a no fault or uncontested divorce.
There are specific local requirements in most counties for a no-fault divorce, such as the inclusion of certain language in your Settlement Agreement or other documents. Retaining the services of a local divorce lawyer is always recommended, even in a simple uncontested divorce. Our Talladega divorce lawyer can make sure that every local requirement is met and that you get your divorce decree as quickly as possible.
Our Talladega divorce lawyer regularly handles divorce cases in the Talladega, Oxford, Sylacauga, and Pell City areas. The Harris Firm is a proud member of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and the North and Central Alabama Better Business Bureau. Feel free to take a look at our profiles with these local organizations for reviews from former clients. If you are seeking a divorce in Eastern Alabama, then give our Talladega divorce lawyers a call today.
We have an office in Calhoun County, Alabama to meet you if necessary. Our Anniston office is only a short drive from Lincoln in downtown Anniston. In the case of a cheap uncontested divorce, you do not usually have to come into the office and meet in person. This is because such cases are fairly simple and an over the phone discussion or two can usually answer any questions or concerns that you may have. If you have questions about an uncontested or contested family law matter, then give our Talladega divorce attorneys a call for a consultation.
Contested Divorces in Talladega
If you and your spouse can’t agree and go with uncontested divorce, the next option is to have our local divorce attorney handle your contested divorce. In a contested divorce, one spouse serves the other with an official Complaint. Once they are officially served, that spouse enlists a Talladega divorce attorney and files a response. After this, hearings are set and the judge will ultimately decide your disagreements if the two of you cannot come to an agreement.
Should you be in need of contested divorce, our Talladega contested divorce attorney can help. We do warn clients that a contested divorce involves significantly higher lawyer fees than an uncontested divorce. This is because we must require a retainer for such services and our attorney bills hourly, as is industry standard practice, from it depending on the amount of work performed. So depending on how long it takes to resolve your marital issues in the divorce, the attorney fees could get end up becoming costly.
Contested divorce retainers are thousands of dollars in most cases, with exactly how much depending on how complicated the issues are and how contested they get. Cases with minor children of the marriage are an example of cases that will usually go longer and end up costing more. Feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation with our Talladega divorce attorney. This initial conversation will allow us to assess the details of your case and come up with an estimate of what your retainer and legal fees will come out to.
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It depends on which type of divorce you are doing. If you are pursuing an uncontested divorce (where you and your spouse have reached an agreement concerning all marital issues) then you can fill out our questionnaire... Read more
For a contested divorce, you will need to call and speak with one of our attorneys for a quote. However, we usually work with you to structure a low, flat fee instead of expensive retainers that are billed out of at an expensive hourly rate... Read more
As long as you or hour spouse is a resident of Alabama, then you can file here. To be a resident, you have to have resided in the State for at least six months prior to filing a case. If you both are residents of Alabama, then... Read more
An uncontested divorce is where both you and your spouse have reached an agreement about all of your marital issues such as custody, child support, division of property, and all other issues. If you have reached such an agreement... Read more
An uncontested divorce usually takes about one or two months after everything has been signed by both spouses and filed with the court. A contested divorce can take anywhere from 30 days to months or years, depending on... Read more