The Perils of Cheap Uncontested Divorce
We get calls all day asking how much a divorce costs. I understand, you want to save money. Yet the financial consequences of a cheap divorce can be ten times as much as the divorce itself. One thing I can’t fix is a botched settlement agreement. Once you’ve signed on the dotted line and the Order has come back in, it’s difficult to get it modified.
How to Get a Cheap Divorce in Alabama
You’ve got to prove fraud was committed or you weren’t competent to make the agreement. And there are time constraints related to those things as well (for more information about the Rules of Civil Procedure, call us and we can go over the rules with you for your situation). Most of the time if someone comes in with a bad deal it’s too late. And why do you think people make bad deals?
- Either hey were unrepresented (the ultimate cheap divorce)
- They tried to go the cheapest route possible
Common Uncontested Divorce Mistakes
Unless you have no children and no assets you shouldn’t be looking for the cheapest way out. You should be thinking of what’s the best for you in the long run.
Here are a few of the mistakes I have seen:
- Child support agreed to far in excess of the guidelines
- Alimony agreed to that the party can’t afford
- Debt not addressed
- Retirement assets left out
- Restrictions on visitation