GEORGIA UNCONTESTED DIVORCE
An uncontested divorce is the fastest, least expensive, and least stressful way to obtain a divorce. Disagreements are resolved before any papers are filed with the court. This dramatically lowers your costs and keeps much of your personal information private.
My flat fees (the filing fee of $218.50 is not included) for typical cases are as follows:
$325 -- No minor children, no property (e.g., no house)
$375 -- No minor children, but with real property
$575 -- With minor children, no real property
$675 -- With minor children and real property
My flat fees are the lowest you will find for the legal services I provide. I begin with a free legal consultation, prepare the all the documents, file the documents in the clerk's office and represent you personally at the final hearing.
In cases with no children, a court appearance may not be necessary and I can obtain the divorce by motion, without a hearing, for a nominal charge to cover the extra administrative paperwork.
In cases with children, a final hearing is necessary in most cases. Only the plaintiff/petitioner need appear in court. I will schedule the final hearing for you and represent you at the final hearing. After the hearing I will accompany you you to the Clerk's Office to obtain file-stamped and, if you wish, certified copies of the divorce decree. That is the last step in the divorce process.
Is an Uncontested Divorce Right for you?
The decision to end a marriage is difficult. Some describe divorce as the most painful experience of their lives. My philosophy is to try to resolve cases in an amicable and collaborative way whenever possible, especially if children are involved, because you and your spouse will likely have a lifetime of joint parenting interactions.
In most cases there is no need to rush to file a divorce. If the parties are on speaking terms and agree that divorce is the best decision for them, they should try to reach an agreement on their own at least on the major points, such as custody of the children, and division of property and debts. To help the parties reach an agreement on the main issues, I will send you a free preliminary settlement agreement. Please fill out the contact form below and specify whether you have minor children or not.
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
A divorce is uncontested if you and your spouse agree on all issues before any documents are filed with the court.
The main issues to be settled in an uncontested divorce include:
- Child custody and visitation (including a parenting plan)
- Spousal support and child support
We handle your uncontested divorce from start to finish. We prepare all the required documents and file them with the court and manage the case through to the final judgment and decree of divorce. In case no involving minor children, no hearing is required. If there are minor children from the marriage, we will schedule a final hearing and represent you at the final hearing.
Please contact us with the form below and indicate in the comments section whether there are minor children from the marriage. Thank you.