Professional Attorneys & Cheap Divorce Lawyers in Tuskegee
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE STARTING AT $290
If you and your spouse have already reached an agreement concerning all of your marital issues, then you should be able to get a quick and easy uncontested divorce in Tuskegee, Alabama. Our Tuskegee divorce lawyers are currently offering discounted flat fees to help you obtain a cheap divorce in and around Macon County. If you live in Tuskegee or the surrounding areas of Franklin, Notasulga, or Shorter then you will likely be filing your divorce in Macon County. Tuskegee is the county seat of Macon County with the courthouse located downtown.
- $290 for uncontested divorces without minor children of the marriage.
- $390 for uncontested divorces with minor children of the marriage.
This does not include the filing fee that each county requires when a divorce is filed. The filing fee for Macon County is about $226.
If you want to get the process started you can request us to mail or email you a questionnaire 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 Tuskegee divorce attorneys today.
Our Tuskegee Divorce Attorney
The divorce process can sometimes be bitter and time exhausting. People often get concerned and worried about what they would face in the process of having a divorce. They fear that their life would remain at a fixed position while they wait for a date to appear in the court, and that they would have to pay thousands of dollars in attorney fees. Most of the time it is better for spouses to get a divorce by reaching an agreement than starting a divorce in disagreement. Having to deal with hostility between spouses and the battles between their attorneys can be extremely challenging and time-consuming. Much of the time, energy, money and other resources could be saved if both spouses could reach an agreement before filing a divorce case.
When you file your divorce it is important to retain a local attorney that practices regularly in that particular jurisdiction, even in the case of simple uncontested divorces. This is because each county, and in particular Macon County, has unique local requirements that only a Tuskegee divorce lawyer may be aware of. For example, in Tuskegee County if you have minor children of the marriage then completion of a parenting course is sometimes required. This means that you and your spouse will have to attend and complete a parenting course in order to receive your divorce decree.
There are also certain document requirements that are particular to this county, and our attorneys are familiar with this and will ensure that all such local rules are followed. In some cases, when a national document preparation 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 Tuskegee 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 Tuskegee, Alabama
In Central Alabama, filing for divorce can be done in either of two ways: uncontested and contested. If you have reached an agreement with your spouse regarding all marital issues, you can file for a simple uncontested divorce. However, if reaching such an agreement becomes impossible, then a contested divorce is your best bet and would have to be filed. We have competent divorce lawyers in Tuskegee to handle your case, although you’ll be required to pay much higher fees in a contested divorce since it is much more difficult and complex than an uncontested divorce. When starting the contested divorce process, a document known as a Complaint will be filed for you and your spouse will be served with the filing.
Once he or she is served, then they will have a certain number of days to file an appropriate response. If they do, then a hearing will be set and we will speak with the spouse’s attorney to determine whether an agreement can be reached. If an agreement is still not possible, then a trial before the judge will usually be necessary. When you call our office, one of our Tuskegee divorce lawyers will talk to you and can usually answer all of your questions over the phone the same day. If you are considering an uncontested divorce, a phone consultation may be all that is necessary. However, if you are filing a contested divorce we will be happy to meet you in our Montgomery office.
Our local divorce attorney Steven A. Harris regularly files divorces in all of these 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 Central Alabama, then give our Tuskegee divorce attorneys a call today for a consultation in person or over the phone.
Contested Divorces in Tuskegee, Alabama
Any other way you file for divorce is called a contested divorce. This is where you file a divorce without any agreement being reached and have your spouse served with the Complaint. Once they are officially served, the spouse usually obtains an attorney and files a response. There are hearings set and the judge will ultimately decide your disagreements if the two of you cannot come to an agreement.
We can help you if you need to file a contested divorce. However, the attorney fees are significantly higher than an uncontested divorce. Like most divorce lawyers, we require a retainer for such services and our attorney will bill hourly 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 expensive.
Retainers for contested divorces range from approximately $1500 to $5000 or more, depending on how complex the issues involved are and how contested they will probably get. If there are minor children of the marriage, then the retainers are more than divorces without children, but there are other factors we consider in quoting you a retainer.
You can call our office today to find out how much of a retainer we would require up front to begin working on your case. You will need to have a quick phone consultation with our contested divorce attorney in Tuskeegee before we can quote you a fee, especially if there are minor children or other potentially complex issues involved. This is the reason an uncontested divorce is almost always cheaper and easier than a contested one.