How Much Does it Costs?
Our divorce lawyers in Prattville are currently charging a flat fee of $320 for uncontested divorces without minor children and $420 for uncontested divorces with minor children. There is also a filing fee that is paid to the Court and varies from county to county. The filing fee for Autauga and Elmore Counties is around $240, which includes a small convenience fee for filing online.
As opposed to a contested divorce, when an agreement is reached before filing the process can be much simpler. There are no large retainers or long drawn out divorce proceedings that last over a year before having a trial where both of you get to re-argue all of your issues in a courtroom and have a judge resolve your contested issues.
When an agreement cannot be reached and both parties are on opposite sides of an important marital issue (such as a disagreement over custody of a child or the division of very valuable marital assets) then a trial is sometimes necessary to resolve the issue. However, if an agreement can be reached before a divorce is filed then it can be much less stressful, quicker, and inexpensive.
Retaining a local attorney is important when filing for an uncontested divorce. If you retain a national online document preparation company, they usually do not know the local requirements and the documents you file with the court, you can receive a deficiency from the county court. A deficiency means that something was not filed correctly and that either some documents need to be altered or some documents are missing and the clerk’s office will usually not give you any advise on correcting such mistakes since it is unlawful for the clerks to give legal advise.
Give us a call today for a consultation if you and your spouse are considering filing for an uncontested divorce in Prattville, Alabama.