Divorce Lawyer Group and its legal partners announce deal to offer free consultations
Loading...
Home2019-01-02T16:20:59+00:00

Does Every Divorce Need a Divorce Attorney?

Not every divorce or legal separation needs a divorce attorney. Some divorces are small and couples can file an uncontested divorce themselves. If you have a short-term marriage (something under five years), no assets, and no children, then you can file an uncontested divorce.

While other divorces are more complex, or too adversarial to handle without one or more divorce attorneys. Maybe a more important question to ask is whether to file a divorce or a legal separation? Read more about the difference between a divorce and a legal separation.

Call Now to talk to a Lawyer

DIVORCE

Divorce involves much more than filling out paperwork. Even straightforward cases become complicated in a hurry. Your choices impact your life, your future financial security, and the lives of the people you care about for years to come.

LEARN MORE

CHILD CUSTODY

Whether you’re a married or unmarried parent, maintaining a presence in your child’s life is important. Parenting plans, visitation agreements, and residential schedules establish all future contact with your kids.

LEARN MORE

CHILD SUPPORT

Child support is one of the most significant expenses parents will face. Depending on whether you’re the residential or non-residential parent, you may be entitled to receive or obligated to make payments until your child becomes an adult.

LEARN MORE

WHAT WE OFFER

Laws vary from one state to the next. Divorce lawyers that know the ins and outs can make or break a case.  Our attorneys are well versed in family law and offer professional, aggressive, honest representation.

We help you navigate through the process and protect what’s most valuable to you.

QUESTIONS ABOUT A DIVORCE ISSUE? ASK OUR LAWYERS.

Ask An Attorney

GLOBAL CHALLENGE. WORLD CLASS RESPONSE.

OUR PEOPLE, PRACTICE AREAS & PUBLICATIONS

FAQ

OUR PRACTICE AREAS

OUR LOCATIONS

In a simple uncontested divorce case, once all the appropriate paperwork has been filed a divorce can be finalized in less than a week. Anything other than an uncontested divorce can take several months, depending on the complexity of the divorce relating to the division of property, alimony, and child support.

If you have completed all the necessary paperwork online or by filling out the documents by hand, a simple, uncontested divorce can be obtained for around $200 to $300. Depending on whether other factors such as child custody and alimony, the cost can start at $500 and higher depending on attorney fees and court costs.

In general, before filing for divorce you should gather all the relevant information and documentation regarding community property, financial records, inventories of real and personal property of each spouse and estimations of the amount of child support and alimony that will be required. Many spouses choose to work through an attorney when starting a divorce. In these cases an attorney will guide the client as to what information or documents are needed for a specific case.

Yes. Since a divorce filing is made with the clerk of a court, it becomes a public document and can be read by anyone.

An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which both spouses have previously agreed to a division of property, child custody rights, alimony and child support responsibility and are asking the court to approve their decisions.

If you are considering adopting a child, it is important to understand the process from beginning to end. Many adoption cases are complex and require ample guidance to ensure all parties are protected. Our goal is to both inform clients of their adoption options and assist adoptive families in achieving their goals.

One of the primary objectives of divorce is dividing property. Property includes not only assets but also liabilities. When a couple chooses to divorce in most states, the court is tasked with dividing all property equitably.

Our child custody attorneys understand that the health and well-being of your children are of the utmost importance to you. If you are contemplating divorce and would like legal guidance to protect your child’s future, give us a call.

Child support cases can arise under a variety of family law circumstances, such as a divorce, paternity, non-parental custody, relocation, and parenting plan modifications. In fact, family law courts are legally obligated to ensure that a suitable support plan is established if a child is involved in a family law case. This is to ensure that parents adequately support their own children rather than the state taxpayers. Child support cases are often complex, requiring representation from a knowledgeable lawyer.

For many people, divorce can be one of life’s most daunting and emotionally taxing experiences. Respecting that fact, our mission as a group is rooted in two equally important goals:

  1. To deliver successful legal results for our clients
  2. To provide compassionate, attentive, and personalized client service throughout each case

Radcliff

Hixson
Red Bank

Ringgold
Dalton

I couldn’t have been more pleased with the service I received in a child custody case. Everyone in the firm was very friendly and helpful. I was awarded custody, and couldn’t be more pleased with the service I received.

Franklin Baker

Our consultation was within a week, consultation was free, prices were definitely competitive and reasonable. Their staff was friendly and highly efficient. They made an unfortunate circumstance as seamless and positive as possible. I highly recommend them.

Tracy Tucker

LET’S WORK TOGETHER

We work as a single united team with market leading firms around the country and give our clients the highest quality advice possible.

Schedule a consultation today