Uncontested divorces are the fastest, cheapest and least stressful way to divorce. Few divorce cases, including uncontested divorces, are completely free from disagreement. However, in an uncontested (sometimes called a "no-contest") divorce, the disagreements and all details are worked out prior to filing your divorce in Gwinnett County or in any of the 45 Georgia counties in which we practice, thus simplifying the divorce proceedings, lowering your costs, and keeping much of your personal information out of the proceedings and off the public record.
To schedule a consultation with divorce attorney Robert L. Jones, contact us online or call us at (770) 794-3220.
Is an Uncontested Divorce Right for me?
For a divorce to be defined as uncontested, you and your spouse must agree on all applicable essential issues in advance of divorce proceedings. Basically, this means that both of you sign a Marital Settlement Agreement that we custom-prepare for you after thoroughly discussing all aspects of your divorce case with you. These issues include:
Marital assets and property division
Child custody and visitation (including a detailed parenting plan where required)
Spousal support and child support
If you and your spouse can agree on these issues, you have an excellent chance of completing your uncontested divorce. Even if you and your spouse have a few outstanding minor disagreements or uncertainties, an uncontested divorce will likely still work for you. We prepare all documents specifically for your particular divorce addressing all of the necessary details on every issue in a Settlement Agreement.
We have found that over 90% of our clients seeking an uncontested divorce can, and ultimately do terminate their marriage efficiently, inexpensively, and without the public intervention of a judge. Of course, part of retaining our services to handle your uncontested divorce means that we handle the preparation of all required legal paperwork for you and, if you have selected our Full Representation level of service, presentation of all that paperwork to the court. When minor children are involved, we also handle the complicated calculation of the child support obligations set forth by the Georgia laws in the form of the Child Support Worksheet and create a detailed Parenting Plan for your case as will be required by the divorce court in Gwinnett County. We prepare a custom Settlement Agreement for every uncontested divorce case that we handle in Gwinnett County.
Contested or Uncontested: You Decide
We recommend that every couple seeking a divorce first use all means possible to work out mutual terms. This can be done independently, or through arbitration or mediation. This will save time, money, and stress, and free you from a lengthy and expensive court battle.
Once basic decisions are made and the Marital Settlement Agreement has been signed by you and your spouse, you can file for divorce and be done in as little as about 31 days after the filing but the actual amount of time that it takes to complete the divorce can depend on a lot of different factors. No sheriff will come to serve papers on your spouse and all documents are completed in privacy and with dignity.
Our uncontested divorce services are professional and fast, and our fees are low and flat starting at:
$199.00 for uncontested divorce with no minor children*
$399.00 for uncontested divorce with minor children*
Because we begin to completed all documents for your case as soon as possible, our low, flat fee must be paid in full to start your case. Court costs are usually less than $250 and are not paid until all documents have been signed and we are ready to actually file your case.
* Document preparation, consultation and coaching only. Does not include full representaion in court by an attorney. For full details on the levels of service and the cost for each, please see our Services and Fees page.
Gwinnett County Divorce A service of: The Law Office of Robert L. Jones 2265 Roswell Road Suite 100 Marietta, Georgia 30062 U.S.A. (770) 794-3220 (770) 794-3225 fax