There are a few places in the country that offer high quality low costs uncontested divorces as we do in Georgia. An lawyer-prepared uncontested divorce without children costs $495 plus the filing fee. An uncontested divorce with children, which involves at least twice the amount of work, costs $995 plus the filing fee.
It is less expensive to take the DIY route to divorce. With a little initiative a person seeking a divorce without legal representation can download family law forms in most large counties of Georgia. There are two problems with this. The forms are rather simplistic. For example, they are inadequate to deal with real estate and businesses. And in divorces with children, the forms cannot teach you how to prepare a child support worksheet. The other problem is that you have to file the documents and after 31 days you have to file a motion for judgment on the pleadings and prepare a proposed final judgment and decree to send to the assigned judge. If you do not know your way around simple legal proceedings, the venture is likely to end up badly. Our firm regularly deals with cases filed with mistakes.
Often these mistakes cannot be fixed, as in the case of poorly drafted real estate clauses. So please don’t waste your time on DIY ventures and cheap document preparation services that leave most of the work to you.
The Covid 19 pandemic has brought about some significant changes in the way courts and do business in family law. The main change is that filings and communications with judges has gone online. This saves time and spares the parties from having to go to court. It is now possible to get a divorce without leaving your home. Even notarial services are available online.
This change to having proceedings online is likely to continue even after the pandemic. It saves so much time, stress and carbon footprint that it is certainly a harbinger of things to come. For more information please visit our website https://mariettadivorce.com/.