Uncontested Divorces in Mobile, Alabama
Sometimes relationships just don’t work out, but if you and your soon-to-be former spouse are able to agree on the major issues raised in a typical divorce case, an uncontested divorce is the simplest, most cost-effective way for you to end your marriage and start over.
Typically in a divorce, a couple will have to address a number of things including:
- The division of debt – Debt acquired by either spouse during the marriage is typically considered joint debt. This means that all debt must be addressed in the divorce agreement.
- The division of any property – Real and personal property acquired during the marriage is typically considered a joint asset that must be divided up during the divorce.
- Spousal support (alimony) – If one spouse earns significantly more money than the other spouse, the higher earner may be responsible for paying spousal support to the other spouse.
- Parenting – If your marriage involved children, a large part of the divorce process will address how the parenting responsibilities will be divided between the parents. You and your former spouse will be asked to come to an agreement about living arrangements, schools, holidays and breaks from school. You may also need to address questions around childcare and, time spent with step and half siblings, as well as extended family.
- Child support – In addition to the questions surrounding parenting in two households, questions about financial support for the children also needs to be addressed in your uncontested divorce case. Child support can cover a wide variety of issues, including school clothes and supplies, medical care, extracurricular activities, and vacations.
While the law provides guidelines for addressing each of these issues, pursuing an uncontested divorce allows the former spouses to agree on a way of addressing these issues that may or may not be directly in line with the law. Uncontested divorces allow you to make decisions that are best for you, your former spouse and your children with minimal interference from the court.
Flat Fees in Uncontested Divorces
Through McBay Law, LLC, I handle all uncontested divorces on a flat fee basis. This means that after your initial consultation you will be quoted a fee for your entire divorce. So long as you and your former spouse are able to continue to work together to resolve the outstanding issues surrounding your divorce, the price of your divorce won’t change.
I handle uncontested divorces on a flat fee basis because I understand that when you are faced with separating households and adjusting to a new life, the last thing you need is stress related to the bill you might get from your attorney. When you hire me to handle your Mobile uncontested divorce you will know exactly how much your divorce will cost right from the beginning.
If you and your former spouse are ready to legally end your relationship and would like to do so efficiently and amicably, call McBay Law, LLC today at (251) 445-0891 to start the process.