Uncontested Divorces in Alabama
With Offices in Birmingham, Montgomery, Anniston, and Huntsville
In Alabama, there are two main ways for a couple to get divorced, a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce. In the case of an uncontested divorce, both parties reach an agreement and one spouse obtains a divorce attorney to draw up and file the agreement (along with all of the other necessary paperwork, documents, and forms). Our divorce lawyers are currently charging $320 attorney fees to do this for you in most cases that do not involve minor children of the marriage and $420 in cases with minor children of the marriage. Give us a call today for a consultation with a divorce attorney in Montgomery, Birmingham, Anniston, Huntsville, and surrounding areas.
Once an agreement is reached and filed by your attorney, it usually takes about 6 to 10 weeks for the Court to sign it and for your divorce to be final. Although we have offices in Birmingham, Montgomery, Anniston, and Huntsville we can file your uncontested divorce for you no matter where you are located throughout the State of Alabama (as long as you have resided in Alabama for at least the past 6 months). Give our divorce lawyers a call and let us help you through the divorce process.
If you cannot reach an agreement then you will have to file a contested divorce. This means that you will need to get a local attorney and file for divorce with no agreement and a trial date will be set for some time in the future for a Judge to decide you and your spouse’s contested issues for you. At this trial both parties call witnesses to the stand to testify and produce evidence, and at the end of the court proceedings a judge will declare what property goes to who and, in the case of minor children, who gets primary custody, and visitation rights.
Usually when a judge has to make decisions at trial, the result is a compromise where both sides are a little unhappy and often is the same sort of result that could have been agreed to at the beginning of the process. Reaching such an agreement could have saved both parties over a year of attorney fees, time spent in court, dragging family members and friends to court to testify against the other spouse, and dragging children through an often messy process for a significant length of time.
If you are considering divorce and need a lawyer to help you with your uncontested divorce, then give our Alabama divorce lawyers a call today for a consultation. Our lawyer will counsel you through the legal process and we can help explain the law and procedure of an uncontested divorce to you over the phone or in one of our offices across the State of Alabama.