What is the Cost of an Uncontested Divorce in Georgia?
This is one of two questions that we get from our clients:
How much does an uncontested divorce cost and how long is this divorce going to take?
Our typical fee for an uncontested divorce without minor children is $399.
For an uncontested divorce with minor children, our typical fee is $799 but in some counties we charge $999.
Our fees do not include filing fees and other court costs.
How Does Our Fee for and Uncontested Divorce Compare?
The cost of an uncontested divorce in Georgia if you represent yourself in court may be as little as about $300. Many attorneys charge their clients over $3,000 for an uncontested divorce in Georgia. But, using our process, we charge much less than that. Of course, that assumes that you start with the plan and desire that your case is going to be uncontested. If you start the process as a contested case and then settle it as an uncontested divorce, the cost can be much higher. So, if pays to do your research and select the right attorney for your divorce. Even if you decide to represent yourself in the divorce instead of hiring an attorney, the court costs alone will be over $200 due to the filing fees, service fees and similar court costs.
To have an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse must agree on all essential issues in advance of filing the divorce proceedings. Basically, this means that you both sign a marital Settlement Agreement and all other documents necessary to file the divorce. Your spouse will not be “served” by the Sheriff. Serving your spouse adds to the cost and aggravation of the divorce so we eliminate it. Instead, your spouse simply signs a document acknowledging receipt of the divorce documents that we prepare for you.
If you and your spouse do not agree on the issues in a Settlement Agreement, you do not have an uncontested divorce. Even relatively simple divorce cases can turn out to be lengthy and expensive if emotions or other factors prevent one of the parties from agreeing on the details of a Settlement Agreement.
Affordable Uncontested Divorce:
It is our objective to provide each client who wants an uncontested divorce in Georgia with an inexpensive, fast, high-quality and dignified divorce – an affordable uncontested divorce. Fortunately, in the overwhelming majority of our cases we succeed. Naturally, that means that our client and his/her spouse must have the same objective in mind and do not want to spend a lot of money on the divorce process. Instead, both parties simply want a decent, fair and affordable divorce.
We have tailored our process to produce an affordable uncontested divorce. We always represent our clients in uncontested divorces for a low,flat fee. You will know exactly what you will pay for your uncontested divorce in Georgia before we start the process. There are no hidden fees or costs.
While our fees do not include court costs, we tell you exactly what the court costs will be for your divorce case during out initial consultation.
Inexpensive Georgia Divorce:
We represent clients using our uncontested divorce process in 45 Georgia counties. Our fee varies somewhat from county-to-county and also depends on whether you and your spouse have minor children together. The typical flat fee is $399 for an uncontested divorce with no minor children or $749 if there are minor children involved. If minor children are involved, our fee includes preparing a Parenting Plan and also all the Child Support Worksheet. Both of these are required by Georgia law if you and your spouse have minor children together.
Court costs are a significant part of the cost of an uncontested divorce in Georgia. Our flat fee does not include the court costs which include the filing fee and all costs of getting your case actually processed by the Clerk. Again, this varies from county-to-county. However, the typical court costs are $250. That includes the filing fee, e-filing fee, postage, copies, service fees, etc. that the Clerk charges in a divorce.
Do You E-File the Uncontested Divorce?
Yes. Whenever possible, we e-file the uncontested divorce documents for our clients. E-filing saves time and helps us move the uncontested divorce through the court system much more efficiently. E-filing costs slightly more than manual filing but it is well worth the small additional cost. Not all counties permit e-filing yet. However, only a few of the counties in which we practice still require manually filing a divorce case.
What it the Total Cost of an Uncontested Divorce?
If you have unusual issues, the total cost of any particular uncontested divorce may vary from the typical cost. However, using our uncontested divorce process, the total cost for an uncontested divorce with no minor children is usually $649 ($399 for our fee and $250 for court costs). The typical total cost for an uncontested divorce with no minor children is $1,049 ($799 for our fee and $250 for court costs).
In some counties (including Camden and Glynn) our fee is just $299 for an uncontested divorce with no minor children. So the total cost of an uncontested divorce in those counties is only $549. We do not handle uncontested divorce matters in Camden and Glynn County if minor children are involved.
How Much does a Military Uncontested Divorce Cost in Georgia?
A military uncontested divorce involves active duty or retired military service members and their spouses. We use the same basic process for a military uncontested divorce as for a civilian uncontested divorce. But, we can tailor the process as necessary to make it possible to move the case forward even if you or your spouse is overseas or deployed. We address the unique issues in military divorce without reducing the quality of the outcome for your uncontested divorce and without adding unnecessary cost. Using our process, the cost of an uncontested military divorce in Georgia is the same as for a civilian Georgia uncontested divorce.
Start Your Affordable Uncontested Divorce:
We can help you finalize your negotiations with your spouse and ensure that the terms of your divorce Settlement Agreement leave you with a fair amount of assets and property. You can start the process online using our Client Inquiry Form. That is one way we keep the cost of an uncontested divorce as low as possible. Then, for answers to your specific questions and to get a firm quote on the cost of your uncontested divorce, just call an experienced Georgia divorce attorney at (855) 353-4727.