Uncontested divorce is a divorce in which the two parties agree on the division of property, assets, and debt (and if applicable, custody of children).
Uncontested divorces or “DIY divorces” are increasingly popular in order to avoid lengthy legal troubles or costly settlements.
Contested divorce is a divorce in which the two parties cannot reach mutual agreement on proposed division of property, assets, debt, or custody, requiring the involvement of the legal system.
Settlement may still be reached before trial avoiding expenses and uncertainty of trial.
Costs of Alabama Contested Divorce
- Costs are determined by factors varying from county to county in Alabama.
- Contested divorces are almost always more expensive, requiring higher retainers and more work from an Alabama divorce lawyer.
- Estimated costs for a contested divorce range from $3,000 to $5,000 or more, depending on litigation time and other factors.
Costs of Alabama Uncontested Divorce
- Costs are determined by factors varying from county to county.
- Uncontested divorces are usually cheaper than contested cases, sometimes requiring just basic court or processing fees.
- Save time and money by coming to your appointment with terms and agreements between you and your spouse already laid out.
What Could Make Divorce Cost More
Minor or underage children make divorce more complex and costly, with custody agreements requiring significant time and attention.
Complex financial situations including estates, inheritances, investments, or jointly held property.
Disputes over alimony or spousal support.