Uncontested Divorce

Do you consider your divorce case uncontested? Before you proceed, you should contact an experienced family law attorney. At the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, law office of Leon Storie, Attorney at Law, I provide comprehensive family and domestic law services to clients throughout West Alabama. With more than 15 years of experience, I can help you determine whether uncontested divorce is right for you.

Ensuring That Both Parties Are In Agreement

Spouses in uncontested divorce must first realize that "uncontested" means they agree on absolutely every issue — from child custody to asset division to alimony. The risks of proceeding without knowledgeable legal advice can quickly complicate the entire process. For example:

  • While you may think all issues can be settled, differences in opinion can quickly spiral out of control. Perhaps a few assumptions were made. Therefore, you may end up in court anyway.
  • Though seemingly cheaper than hiring an attorney, downloading forms from the Internet may actually end up costing you more time and money. Many forms are not entirely accurate, legally compliant or even applicable in Alabama state — even if they say they are!
  • Many parents in uncontested divorce try to waive the requirement for child support. However, child support in Alabama is legally owned by the children, so child support will still need to be determined according to statutory guidelines.
  • Even if you can agree on every issue, the advice of an experienced lawyer can ensure that your rights will be protected in the long term. Some issues may seem clear-cut now, but could end up costing you certain rights in the future.

In short, uncontested divorce is possible, but not always the most efficient or effective way to go about the process. With more than 15 years of experience in domestic law, I can help you determine whether uncontested divorce is right for your unique situation. If so, I work diligently to complete the process in an efficient, affordable manner.

Contact My Firm For Guidance Throughout The Divorce Process

If you and your spouse are considering uncontested divorce, I can help you understand your rights and the process for moving forward. I provide personalized consultation for both individuals as well as couples seeking uncontested divorce services. Contact my office by calling 205-737-0318 or sending a message online to arrange an initial consultation.