An uncontested divorce in Georgia can be had for a low-cost. The low-cost is typically a low flat fee as well. This means that parties seeking an uncontested divorce no exactly how much they are going to spend to get a divorce. The Hughes law office charges a flat fee of $495 for an uncontested divorce without children and $995 for an uncontested divorce with children. By comparison a survey showed that the average cost of a contested divorce in Georgia without children is $15,000 and the average cost of a contested divorce in Georgia with children is $25,000. These contested divorce fees are average fees. It is not uncommon for parties litigating a divorce to have to sell their home, withdraw all their funds from their pension funds and borrow whatever they can from friends and family. And due to the perverse aspect of litigation the parties often find themselves with no more money and no attorney, who withdraw once their fees cannot be paid. It is pitiful to see these parties at a hearing before the judge with no idea of what they are doing. These divorces often drag on for years. They are guaranteed to drag on for years due to the pandemic.
NOW: GEORGIA DIVORCE ONLINE
Due to a change in court rules in Georgia requiring electronic filing of all documents along with the year-long shutdown of the court system due to Covid, uncontested divorces in Georgia are essentially online uncontested divorces. That means that the parties never have to go to court. In fact, they can get an uncontested divorce from the comfort of their home. After an initial telephone consultation with the attorney and filling out an intake form, all the parties have to do is send signed and notarized documents to the attorney, who then files them electronically via PeachCourt, which is the portal used in most Georgia counties. The final judgment and decree of divorce is served on the parties electronically via PeachCourt in about five weeks from the date of filing. In effect an uncontested divorce online in Georgia has never been simpler or faster. Contact the Hughes law firm for a free consultation.