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Uncontested Divorce (No-Fault Divorce)
An true uncontested divorce is where the parties reach an agreement on all issues, including the grounds for divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, division of assets and debts, alimony and attorney fees. Even if you and your spouse have a few minor disagreements your divorce can be handled without a need for expensive litigation.
Filing uncontested divorce in Georgia is the common way to dissolve a marriage. It is relatively simple when the parties do not have children, the marriage was of a short duration, or there are very few assets to be divided. In an uncontested divorce with minor children or complex assets the process will require more time and attention to work out the details.
We prefer a low-conflict approach to minimize the cost and time it takes to get a divorce in Georgia. If your case requires extensive litigation, or ends up in divorce court our experienced divorce lawyers can manage your divorce with an appropriate level of strength. We are known for our commitment to achieving the best possible results for our clients.
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Have you decided to file for divorce? Are you seriously considering a divorce? Obviously, we can help you file for uncontested divorce. We can also provide a consultation to answer questions, advise you on what to expect, and help you to prepare for a divorce.
Basic Requirements to File Divorce
In Georgia, there are basic requirements that must be met in order to file. The basic requirements to file (get your divorce started) are:
Per the Georgia.gov website, "You must file for divorce with the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where you or your spouse have lived for at least six months. You'll start by filing a complaint for divorce, or petition for divorce, with the legal grounds for your divorce and what issues you want the court to address.". To file for divorce there is specific forms to be completed and submitted with your county of residence.
What Does an Uncontested Divorce Cost in Georgia?
There are several elements that determine the cost of filing for divorce in Georgia. The biggest variable is the cost of legal services. The cost for divorce basically comes down to:
- Filing Fee: This is a basic fee paid to the county where you live. The filing fee is usually between $250-$400. This fee is paid at the time you submit your Petition for Divorce (divorce papers). It will cost slightly more if you hire a lawyer to file papers for you.
- Process Server Fee: Delivering the divorce papers to your spouse by a neutral party is necessary. Typically, the papers are served by a Sheriff's deputy or a private process server at a cost of $50-75. The process server will need the home and work address for your spouse.
- Legal Fees: Although you can attempt to manage your divorce without a lawyer, this approach is almost always a bad decision. If you hire a lawyer, depending on the complexity and required litigation, the cost for legal services is usually $2,500 to $4,000. The greatest determining factor in the cost of legal services is extended litigation (fighting between spouses).
To learn more the uncontested divorce process in Georgia, and what to expect, you should read our article on Uncontested Divorce in Georgia.
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