What is the 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. But, using our process, we charge much less than that. 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.
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. That 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 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 (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 must have the same objective in mind and do not want to spend a lot of money on the divorce process. Instead, both 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 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 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.
Our flat fee does not include the court costs which include the filing fee and all costs of getting your case actually filed with 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. Court costs are a significant part of 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. E-filing costs more than manual filing but it is well worth the small additional cost. Not all counties permit e-filing yet. However, the list of counties that still require manually filing a divorce case is getting shorter.
What it the Total Cost of an Uncontested Divorce?
Again, 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 $999 ($749 for our fee and $250 for court costs). In some counties (including Camden and Glynn) our fee is just $299. So the total cost of an uncontested divorce in those counties is only $549.
How Much does a Military Uncontested Divorce Cost in Georgia?
We use the same basic process for a military uncontested divorce as for a civilian 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 is the very same as a civilian divorce.
Start Your Affordable Uncontested Divorce:
We can help you finalize your negotiations with your spouse and ensure that the terms of your divorce 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 divorce attorney at (855) 353-4727.