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What is the Uncontested Divorce Process?

In Alabama, the uncontested divorce process is much shorter and easier . It also does not cost as much. Normally, it takes between 45 days to 60 days after the paperwork is filed with the court to get your “no fault divorce”. The following is the overview of the uncontested divorce process:

  • The required information is gathered from the parties.
  • Based on that information, the paperwork is drafted and reviewed by the parties.
  • If both parties agree with the terms and conditions contained in the divorce paperwork, the parties sign the paperwork in the presence of a notary.
  • Afterwards, the divorce papers are filed with the court.
  • If children are involved, the parties must attend a transparenting class.
  • The judge can sign the paperwork at any time after 30 days.
  • Normally the divorce is granted between 45 to 60 days after it is filed with the court.
  • Most always, no court appearance is required.
Infographic For Mobile Alabama Uncontested Divorce Process

How Long Does it Take to get an Uncontested Divorce in Mobile, Alabama?

  1. An uncontested divorce can be signed by the judge anytime after 30 days from the filing date.
  2. This 30 day period is called the "cooling off period" and it is mandatory in Alabama
  3. However, in my experience the judge normally grants your "no fault divorce" between 45 to 60 days after it has been filed with the court.

How Can I Get Started?

  • Get Started on Your Three Step Uncontested DivorceYou can contact me via the contact page, fill out the divorce intake form or just give me a call. If no one answers, leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
  • You do not even have to make an appointment and come into the office to get your divorce started.
  • You can get your divorce started via a phone consultation and credit card payment.
  • Once the divorce paperwork has been completed, it can be e-mailed to you.
  • If the paperwork is acceptable to all parties, you can make an appointment to come into my office and sign the paperwork.

I have prepared and filed hundreds of uncontested divorces in Mobile, Alabama. If you are married and thinking of filing for divorce, give me a call to help you make the process quick, easy and affordable. I understand that sometimes problems don't occur nine to five. Consequently, a family law attorney is available on a limited basis to take your calls on the weekend and after hours. Please call the firm and leave a message and a lawyer will call you back as soon as possible.

Thomas F. Monk
Monk Law Firm
1111 E I-65 Svc Rd. South, #112
Mobile, Alabama 36606
Phone: 251-650-4591
Fax: 866-299-1384
9AM - 5PM


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