What is an uncontested divorce?
An uncontested divorce is the fastest, cheapest and least stressful way to divorce. Few divorce cases, including uncontested divorces, are free from disagreement. However, in a no-contest divorce, the disagreements are worked out prior to filing, thus simplifying the divorce proceedings, lowering your costs, and keeping much of your personal information out of the proceedings and off the public record.
To schedule a consultation with divorce attorney Robert L. Jones, contact us online or call us at (770) 794-3220.
Is an Uncontested Divorce Right for me?
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 for you after thoroughly discussing all aspects of your divorce case with you. These issues include:
- Marital assets and property division
- Debt allocation
- Child custody and visitation (including a detailed parenting plan where required)
- Spousal support and child support
If you and your spouse can agree on these issues, you have an excellent chance of completing your uncontested divorce and saving you a lot of time and money. Even if you and your spouse have a few outstanding minor disagreements or uncertainties, an uncontested divorce will likely work for you. It just may take a little more time and effort on your part but we are there to advise and assist you throughout your divorce. We custom-prepare all documents specifically for your particular divorce.
We have found that over 90% of our clients seeking an uncontested divorce can, and ultimately do terminate their marriage efficiently, inexpensively, and without the public intervention of a judge. Of course, part of retaining our services to handle your uncontested divorce means that we handle the preparation of all required legal paperwork for you and presentation of all that paperwork to the court. When minor children are involved, we also handle the complicated calculation of the child support obligations set forth by the Georgia laws in the form of the Child Support Worksheet and create a detailed Parenting Plan for your case.
Minimize Your Costs, Time, and Stress
At the Law Office of Robert L. Jones, we believe that divorce should be inexpensive and fast, to minimize problems at an already difficult time. We also believe that, while difficult decisions must be made, the decision process can often be simplified.
Divorcing couples must make decisions regardless of the involvement and opinions of attorneys and courts. Couples often have a "gut feeling" for what is fair and what will work for all members of their family. They also ultimately hold the power to make decisions regarding their divorce. We represent only you and assist you in that process.
Contested or Uncontested: You Decide
We recommend that every couple seeking a divorce first use all means possible to work out mutual terms. This can be done independently, or through arbitration or mediation. This will save time, money, and stress, and free you from a lengthy and expensive court battle.
Once basic decisions are made and the Marital Settlement Agreement has been signed by you and your spouse, you can file for divorce and be done in as little as 31 days after the filing. No sheriff will come to serve papers on your spouse and all documents are completed in privacy and with dignity.
Our uncontested divorce services are professional and fast, and our fees are low and flat:
- $399 for uncontested divorce with no minor children
- $749 for uncontested divorce with minor children.
Because we begin to completed all documents for your case as soon as possible, our low, flat fee must be paid in full to start your case. Court costs (usually no more than $250) are not paid until all documents have been signed and we are ready to actually file your case. Whenever possible, we E-file your case to make your divorce case go even faster. Most, but not all, of the counties in which we practice now permit (or require) that divorces be E-filed.
Occasionally, couples simply lose track of each other after separating and one wants to simply get divorced. A special kind of uncontested divorce is possible if you really do not know where he/she is and have no way of finding out so that the two of you can sign the documents necessary for an uncontested divorce. We can help you with a "Publication Divorce." The cost of a publication divorce is a little higher because of the extra steps that must be taken but you still can get the divorce even if you cannot locate or contact your spouse. Just contact us to find out more.
To talk to an attorney about an uncontested divorce, please contact us online or call us at (770) 794-3220. If you are ready to proceed with an uncontested divorce, please fill out our client inquiry form. Please keep in mind that we practice in the Metro Atlanta area and many other counties throughout Georgia.
The cost of divorce in Georgia does not have to be expensive. We strive to provide every client with a fast, affordable uncontested divorce. In an uncontested divorce, for example, the parties have agreed in advance how to divide marital property, allocate debts, arrange for custody of minor children, and set child and spousal support. To schedule your personal consultation with divorce attorney Robert L. Jones, contact us online or call (770) 794-3220 or (912) 215-7677.
Uncontested divorce can be a great fit for military families who have limited time and financial resources and need to get the process completed inexpensively, correctly and quickly. With the increased schedule demands on military families it can seem almost impossible. Attorney Robert Jones helps military families work through the special legal and financial issues to resolve their divorce as efficiently and affordably as possible. Mr. Jones has over twenty years experience representing clients in Georgia divorces and he served on active duty for 8 years himself.
Fast, Inexpensive Uncontested Divorce
At the Law Office of Robert L. Jones, we combine thorough and comprehensive divorce and family law legal services with efficiency, speed, and low costs. Contact a lawyer or call (770) 794-3220 or (912) 215-7677 today. We practice in most of the Metro Atlanta counties as well as many other Georgia counties beyond the Metro Atlanta area.