What is a Georgia Uncontested Divorce?
A Georgia uncontested divorce is the fastest, cheapest and least stressful way to divorce. Few divorce cases, including uncontested divorces, are free from disagreement. However, in an uncontested divorce, the disagreements are worked out prior to filing. This simplifies the divorce proceedings, lowers your costs, and keeps much of your personal information out of the proceedings.
To confer with an experienced attorney about an uncontested Georgia divorce, please first contact us online.
Is an Uncontested Georgia Divorce Right for me?
For a divorce to be considered to be uncontested, you and your spouse must agree on all applicable essential issues in advance of actually filing the divorce proceedings in court. Basically, this means that both of you sign a Marital Settlement Agreement. We prepare the Settlement Agreement 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); and
- 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 a lot of time, stress 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 Georgia divorce, and ultimately do terminate their marriage efficiently, inexpensively, and without the public intervention of a judge. Of course, retaining our services to handle your Georgia uncontested divorce means that we handle the preparation of all required legal paperwork for you and presentation of all that paperwork to the court. We act as your attorney in court to complete your uncontested Georgia divorce as quickly as possible.
When minor children are involved in the divorce, we also handle the complicated calculation of the child support obligations. Georgia laws require a Child Support Worksheet detailing all child support information. We also create a detailed Parenting Plan for your uncontested Georgia divorce case.
To process an uncontested Georgia divorce, at least one of the parties must have been a resident of Georgia for at least 6 months before the divorce is actually filed in the court system. There are some exceptions to this general rule so contact our office if you need more information.
Reduce Cost, Time, and Stress with an Uncontested Divorce
At the Law Office of Robert L. Jones, we believe that divorce should be inexpensive, dignified and fast. An uncontested divorce can minimize problems at an already difficult time. We also believe that, while difficult decisions must be made, the process can often be simplified by an uncontested divorce.
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 their family. They also ultimately hold the power to make decisions regarding their divorce.
We represent only you and assist you in that process. Our process is designed to empower you to decide the issues (along with your spouse) so that you can move on to what's next.
Contested or Uncontested Divorce: You Decide
We recommend that every couple seeking a divorce first use all means possible to work out agreeable terms so that you will have an uncontested divorce process. This can be done independently, through arbitration or mediation. This will save time, money, and stress, and prevent a lengthy and expensive court battle. Contested divorce cases are always more expensive and more stressful that an uncontested divorce.
Once basic decisions are made and the Settlement Agreement has been signed by you and your spouse, we can file your uncontested Georgia divorce and it can be final a little over 31 days after the filing. No sheriff will come to serve papers on your spouse and all documents are completed in privacy using a dignified process.
While we practice in other areas of Family Law, our primary focus is on civilian and military uncontested Georgia divorce.
Low Cost Georgia Uncontested Divorce:
Our uncontested divorce services are professional and fast, and our fees are low and flat. Here are out typical flat fees for (but may be lower in some counties):
- $595 for uncontested Georgia divorce with no minor children
- $1,225 for uncontested Georgia divorce with minor children.
Because we begin to complete all documents for your divorce case as soon as possible, our low, flat fee must be paid in full to start your case. Court costs (usually no more than $275) 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 uncontested divorce case go even faster.
Uncontested Georgia Divorce by Publication
Occasionally, couples simply lose track of each other after separating and one wants to simply get divorced. A special kind of uncontested Georgia 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.
In just a few of our practice counties, 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.
Contact Us About a Georgia Uncontested Divorce
If you are ready to proceed with an uncontested Georgia divorce, please fill out our Client Inquiry Form.
We practice in most of the Metro Atlanta area and 27 counties throughout Georgia.
We have a Metro Atlanta office in Marietta and our Coastal Georgia office in Saint Marys. However, we never ask out clients to actually come by the office. We handle everything online and by phone.
To see a list of the counties where we represent clients in uncontested Georgia divorce, please see our Resources page.
The cost of divorce in Georgia does not have to be expensive. We strive to provide every client with a fast, affordable Georgia 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.
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.