Why Do I Need a Divorce Attorney for an Uncontested Divorce?
At Charlotte Christian Law (CCL), we know that divorce is never easy, even when it’s an uncontested divorce. Below is a various list of what you and your spouse will need to be in agreement of to make an uncontested divorce work in Alabama. If you need assistance, consider scheduling a meeting with an Alabama divorce lawyer knowledgeable of uncontested divorces and who can help finalize your divorce. CCL can help you through this difficult time and the uncontested divorce process. The more you and your spouse are in agreement on various issues, the better the situation becomes in terms of time and money. We have been helping families ensure that the divorce process goes smoothly since 2000, and we can help you whether you are in Alabama have an out-of-state divorce case. We are here to show you why we are different. To speak with a Alabama Divorce Lawyer, please give us a call at 256-859-7277, we welcome the opportunity to speak with you.
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce is the fastest, easiest and most financially attractive option if you are considering a divorce. The prerequisite to an uncontested divorce is an agreement between you and your spouse on all issues relative to your divorce, including debts, assets, and child custody and support.
How to Make an Uncontested Divorce Work in Alabama
Uncontested divorces work best—and work, in general—when you and your spouse can agree on most, if not all, of the financial and personal details that the court would otherwise have to decide, including:
- Asset Allocation: This includes your house, property and real estate, vehicles, investments, monetary assets, retirement funds and personal property (such as animals, kitchen tools, furniture, i.e.).
- Child Custody and Financial Support: If children are involved, your spouse and you must be in full agreement regarding physical custody (living and visitation arrangements), legal custody (decisions regarding the legal rights of the child), who pays for health and medical insurance, the amount and frequency of child support paid and who claims the child for income tax purposes. Additional information can be found in our Child Custody and Support Booklet.
- Alimony: If alimony is an issue, each spouse must agree to the amount, frequency and length of time that alimony is paid.
- Debt Allocation: Each spouse must concur on the allocation items specific to marital debt, such as:
- Automobile and truck loans
- Other outstanding loans against property
- Debt specific to medical bills (if children are involved)
- Mortgages and liens on houses, condominiums, townhomes and other property
- Student loans
- Consumer credit card debts
What is Process Like in Alabama for an Uncontested Divorce?
When you work with us, we move your uncontested divorce as quickly as possible through the court system. If both parties are in complete agreement on all issues, we will prepare the documentation for the court and return it to you for your signature. When all documents have been executed, we file the paperwork with the Court. If no objections arise after thirty (30) days, the Alabama courts will declare your divorce final.
How Much Does an Uncontested Divorce Cost?
Our policy is to provide a flat rate cost for an uncontested divorce. Depending on the complexity, whether you have children, and whether a judge is involved (if at all), our fees are straightforward and understandable. When more complex issues arise, additional costs can vary. The following legal issues can add to the cost of an uncontested divorce:
- Areas of initial disagreement that require multiple meetings to resolve
- Retirement accounts that require qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) preparations
- Extensive child custody negotiations or arrangements
- Spousal support,spousal maintenance and alimony
- Other difficult legal issues
Contact our Alabama Divorce Lawyers today to help finalize your uncontested divorce quickly. Scheduling an appointment is easy. You can schedule a consultation online or contact our office by phone. We are open from 8:30am – 5:00pm central time and have 3 offices conveniently located in Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama.