Cost of an Uncontested Divorce in Georgia:
Everything considered, the cost of an uncontested divorce in Georgia may be as little as about $300 to over $3,000. Of course, that assumes that you start with the idea 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, 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.
For a divorce to be defined as uncontested, you and your spouse must agree on all applicable essential issues in advance of divorce proceedings. Basically, this means that both of you sign a marital Settlement Agreement that we prepare after thoroughly discussing all aspects of your divorce with you.
If you and your spouse cannot agree on the issues in a Settlement Agreement, you will not have an uncontested divorce. Even relatively simple divorce cases can turn out to be lengthy and expensive if emotions prevent one of the parties from agreeing on the divorce details.
Affordable Uncontested Divorce:
It is our objective to provide each client (and the spouse) who wants an uncontested divorce 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 both have the same objective in mind and do not want to spend a lot of money. Instead, both simply want a decent, fair and affordable outcome in the divorce.
We have tailored our process to produce an uncontested divorce that is affordable. We always represent our clients in uncontested matters for a 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 presently represent clients with our full service 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. Our flat fee does not include the court costs which may be as low as $210 or as high as around $260. 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. Court costs add greatly to the cost of an uncontested divorce in Georgia.
Whenever possible, we e-file the uncontested divorce documents for our clients. E-filing saves a lot of time and helps us move a divorce through the court system much more efficiently. Not all counties permit e-filing yet. However, the list of counties that still require manually filing a divorce case is getting shorter. E-filing costs more than manual filing but it is well worth the small additional cost.
What it the Total Cost of an Uncontested Divorce?
Again, 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 $999 ($749 for our fee and $250 for court costs). In some counties our fee is just $299. So the total cost of an uncontested divorce in those counties is only $549.
Start Your Affordable Uncontested Divorce:
If you are going to have an uncontested divorce (or hope you can), 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. You can find the form here. Of course, if you have questions, just call an experienced divorce attorney at (770) 794-3220 or (912) 215-7677.