Divorce Attorneys in Montgomery AL
Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult times in someone’s life both emotionally and financially. Our Montgomery divorce lawyers can help counsel you through the process of obtaining a divorce and, if you and your spouse have already reached an agreement about the division of assets, child support, and other such issues, then our divorce attorneys can do this for a more affordable fee than you might have expected. Call our Montgomery divorce lawyers today to speak with us about your situation and allow us to counsel you through this difficult process. Go to our Montgomery Office page for our address and directions to the Montgomery location.
If you are living in Montgomery or the surrounding areas of Prattville, Selma, Auburn, or Dothan, then you will most likely be filing your divorce in Montgomery County, Lowndes County, Elmore County, Autauga County, Macon County, Bullock County, Pike County, Crenshaw County, Butler County, Coosa County, Tallapoosa County, Lee County, or Wilcox County. For example, if you live in the city of Montgomery then you would most likely file your divorce in Montgomery County. In the State of Alabama, the requirements for obtaining a divorce vary greatly from county to county. Even in an uncontested divorce, one county might require a document to be signed and another county might not want that document or may want that particular document to be executed in a different manner.
Many people will pay for their divorce documents from an online “do it yourself” business and when they go to actually file their divorce they learn that the particular county they are filing in has additional requirements or documents that the “online do it yourself” document preparation service did not prepare or inform them about. At this point, the County Clerk’s office cannot give legal advice to either of the spouses, and unless the deficiency is corrected their case will be dismissed, which in most cases leads to one of the parties trying to obtain an actual divorce attorney to go in and try to fix the incorrectly filed documents. To avoid being put in this type of situation, it is best to retain an actual Montgomery, Alabama licensed divorce attorney from the beginning of the process to prepare your documents and advise you, rather than an online document preparer. Dealing with the divorce courts and their various requirements can be confusing, so even in the case of an uncontested divorce it is best that you obtain a lawyer to help guide you through the process.
Every county in the State of Alabama has their own requirements for obtaining a divorce, including their own filing fees. A filing fee for divorce is a fee charged by the county court in order for you to file your divorce, and these filing fees vary greatly from county to county. In a no fault divorce (also called a non-contested or uncontested divorce) that is filed in Montgomery County, the filing fee is about $194 (which includes a convenience fee for filing the divorce online) while the filing fee in Autauga County is about $244 (which includes the same convenience fee for filing online). This fee must be paid when filing your divorce in addition to our attorney’s fees. For more information on filing for divorce in the various counties surrounding Montgomery, you can go to the Montgomery County Circuit Clerk’s website, you can contact the Lowndes County Clerk’s Office, you can go to the Elmore County website, the Autauga County website, you can contact the Macon County Clerk’s Office, contact the Bullock County Clerk’s Office, go to the Pike County Domestic Relations website, contact the Crenshaw County Clerk’s Office, contact the Butler County Clerk’s Office, contact the Coosa County Clerk’s Office, contact the Tallapoosa County Clerk’s Office, contact the Lee County Courthouse, or contact the Wilcox County Family Court.
If you retain our divorce lawyers to help you with your uncontested divorce in Montgomery, Alabama or the surrounding areas, then we will need you to fill out a simple questionnaire and send it to us with your payment for the attorney’s fees. Our lawyers are currently charging $320 for attorney’s fees in simple uncontested divorces without minor children of the marriage (most cases would be a simple uncontested divorce if there are no minor children of the marriage). Examples of more complex cases where we would charge a higher fee would be if you need supplemental documents drawn up such as a quit claim deed or Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO), if you have a long list of itemized personal property that you want divided a certain way and addressed in your Settlement Agreement, or if you have certain complex business interests or other complex shared financial interests from the marriage that would require additional counseling and document preparation. We are charging $420 in simple uncontested divorces with minor children of the marriage.
One of our Montgomery divorce lawyers will call you to counsel you and go over situation with you prior to final preparation of the divorce documents. Once the documents have been prepared, you and your spouse will just need to properly execute them and return them to our lawyers for us to file your divorce for you. You will also need to pay the filing fee in order for our lawyers to file your divorce for you. Once the uncontested divorce is filed, you will usually receive your divorce decree in about 6-12 weeks, depending on the county where your divorce is filed.
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Give our divorce lawyers in Montgomery, Alabama a call today for a consultation and let us counsel you through the difficult and complex process of going through a divorce.