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Meriwether & Tharp Online Divorce Coach

*$799 Online Divorce Coaching Package

For ALL of Georgia's Uncontested Divorce Needs

* Price does not include filing fees

M&T Forms and Instructions

Access to our divorce forms created using our 20+ years of experience doing thousands of divorces in Georgia. For each of our forms, we provide clear step by step instructions and illustrations of how to fill out and use our divorce forms.

Access to our M&T Attorneys

Our package includes up to 1.5 hours of zoom consultations with one of our experienced attorneys to help coach you through the process. You pick the best time in our online calendaring system for you in either 15, 30 minute or 1-hour blocks.

Georgia Divorce Guide

Meriwether & Tharp's exclusive book contains over 200 pages, comprehensively explaining the entire divorce process from the first steps you should take all of the way through the entire divorce process, including divorce tips and how to save money.

Negotiation Guide

While filling out forms isn't too difficult, negotiating your own divorce settlement is a different story. Fear not, our guide is a comprehensive and detailed review of how to evaluate and negotiate all aspects of your divorce case.

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Does Online Divorce Save Time & Money?

Part of what makes a traditional divorce with attorneys so difficult are the unpredictable costs and the length of time it takes to finalize your divorce. Depending on the complexity of your case, a traditional contested divorce could cost anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000+ from start to finish. A divorce could also drag on for several months or even multiple years. Not everyone can afford to pay huge legal fees while potentially waiting years for your divorce to be finalized. Online divorce is one possible alternative. However, many online divorce services are often untrustworthy websites that sell you free forms while cutting costs by failing to offer review and coaching from a licensed and experienced divorce lawyer. You'll have the forms, but you'll be left to negotiate and draft your settlement by yourself. Without additional resources and the review of an experienced divorce lawyer, you could be setting yourself up for a vastly unfair outcome.

What's the solution? Meriwether & Tharp Online Divorce Coaching. It's the best of both worlds. With M&T Online Divorce Coaching, you can move your case along at your preferred pace while experiencing the cost savings and ease of use of an online divorce service. You can take comfort in knowing that your forms and filings are done correctly and that you have an experienced M&T divorce attorney providing coaching to you should you need additional support.

M&T Online Divorce Coach vs. Other Online Divorce Services

M&T Online Divorce Coach

  • Offers custom forms and numerous guides & resources
  • Includes the M&T Negotiation Guide for negotiating all aspects of your divorce
  • Offers coaching & review by an experienced divorce lawyer
  • Backed by the largest divorce law firm in Georgia with 20+ years of experience

Other Online Divorce Services

  • Offers generic forms that can be found for free online
  • You are left to negotiate all aspects of your divorce settlement by yourself.
  • Offers standard “one size fits all” instructions for generic forms
  • Online service that could be an untrustworthy website

Why Choose Meriwether & Tharp Online Divorce Coaching?


Forms & Divorce Papers

You've probably seen ads for online divorce services that advertise cheap prices for divorce forms. Do not buy generic divorce forms. You should know that most generic divorce forms can be found online for free. Many online divorce services will charge you for forms that are typically found online for free. It is likely that the free forms you would be purchasing are generic mass created forms that won't fit your particular situation. Every person's divorce is unique with a different set of facts. Just filling out generic forms isn't going to protect you. Further, counties and localities have different rules that may require additional forms or modification to your forms.

With Meriwether & Tharp Online Divorce Coach, you will receive our custom set of forms created using our 20+ years of experience practicing divorce law in Georgia. This includes all case initiation documents, all settlement documents, and all finalization documents. For each individual form, we provide detailed easy to understand instructions. We also provide access to an experienced divorce attorney that can help you work through your specific and unique situation while respecting the specific rules of your locality. All form filing deadlines will be listed clearly along with instructions on how to file.

The M&T Negotiation Guide

One thing that people often overlook when deciding on an online divorce service is whether or not that service will give them the tools to negotiate and craft their own divorce settlement. Divorce is more than just filling out forms correctly and filing them. You must also draft a settlement agreement that encapsulates all of the terms and details of your divorce. Most online divorce services will provide you with a generic settlement agreement form and ask you to negotiate the terms of your divorce by yourself. While getting instructions on how to fill out your forms is great, when it comes time to negotiate a settlement and finalize your divorce, you'll need much more than that.

Meriwether & Tharp Online Divorce Coach includes the M&T Negotiation Guide. The M&T Negotiation Guide was written using M&T's 20+ years of experience negotiating and settling thousands of divorces in Georgia. Our detailed M&T Negotiation Guide is much more than a set of instructions, it is a full-length guide on how to negotiate all aspects of your divorce from start to finish.

Coaching from an Experienced Divorce Lawyer

One of the biggest issues with online divorce websites is that they don't offer coaching or review from a practicing divorce lawyer who is familiar with the locality where you are getting a divorce. Most online divorce companies merely offer generic forms and "one size fits all" instructions. They claim you won't need a lawyer if you follow their instructions. However, using an online divorce service without coaching from an experienced divorce lawyer could lead to mistakes that could cause your paperwork to get rejected. Even if your paperwork is accepted, you could miss a key detail that you now have to live with once your divorce is final. While getting detailed instructions on how to fill out your forms is great, what about when it comes time to negotiate a settlement? Doing that without guidance would almost certainly lead to an unfair outcome. Getting a quick and cheap online divorce is of no value if it results in a loss of assets, income, and parenting/custody rights.

Meriwether & Tharp Online Divorce Coach offers the best of both worlds. You will experience the cost savings and speed of an online DIY divorce while getting access to the knowledge and experience of a practicing divorce lawyer. Meriwether & Tharp has over 20 years of experience practicing divorce law in Georgia. This might be your first divorce, but we've been through thousands. We've seen nearly every possible situation and have adjusted our custom forms to address even the most unique situations. With our experienced divorce attorneys guiding, you won't miss deadlines, agree to unfair outcomes, or fill out any forms incorrectly.

Avoid Untrustworthy Websites 

No matter how cheap the advertised prices may be, if they are offering to sell you generic divorce forms which can found free elsewhere, they are likely an untrustworthy website with no established reputation in the family law community. Unfortunately, a quick Google search will reveal that the online divorce industry is riddled with shady websites. Once you purchase the forms and basic instructions, they owe you nothing else. These businesses typically cannot offer coaching from a licensed divorce lawyer, meaning they can't help you if you get stuck.

Meriwether & Tharp Online Divorce Coaching is backed by Meriwether & Tharp, which is a real brick and mortar law firm that has been practicing solely divorce and family law in Georgia for over 20 years. Our divorce lawyers are experienced licensed professionals that focus their entire practice area on divorce and family law. We don't sell you standard forms and basic instructions. We offer a multitude of cutting-edge DIY divorce tools and resources along with coaching from one of our experienced divorce lawyers. Don't rely on an untrustworthy website to get you through one of the most difficult times in your life. Let Meriwether & Tharp's trusted professionals guide you through this difficult time and get you to a better place.

Upgrade to M&T's Assisted Package

What if I want M&T to draft and file my forms for me? If you are interested in everything you get with the M&T Online Divorce Coach package above, but you're not necessarily a DIY person or you're worried about potentially making a mistake, then M&T's Assisted Package is for you. What do you get with M&T Assisted? For just $1499, you get all the critically important resources included in the M&T ODC package, plus M&T will DRAFT & FILE all of your divorce forms. You don't have to do this alone. If you ever get stumped or you just need to talk it out, we also include 3 hours of additional support from one of M&T's experienced divorce lawyers. If you'd like to minimize any potential errors and speed up this process, the M&T Assisted Package is a great option for you.

M&T's Assisted Package at a Glance - For $1499:

  • M&T drafts and files all necessary forms
  • M&T's Custom Forms
  • M&T's Form Explanations
  • M&T's Georgia Divorce Guide Book
  • M&T's Negotiation Guide
  • M&T's How to File Guide
  • 3 Hours of Additional Support with a M&T Divorce Lawyer

Is M&T’s Online Divorce Coaching Package Right for Me? 

Q Do I Qualify for M&T’s Online Divorce Coach Package?
A

To qualify for M&T's ODC Package, you must have an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce means that you and your spouse agree on how to resolve the 4 core areas of divorce (child custody, alimony, child support, and asset division). If you and your spouse cannot agree on how to resolve any of these 4 areas, then you have a contested divorce. If you have a contested divorce, you do not qualify for M&T's ODC Package.

If you are not sure whether or not you have an uncontested divorce, please give us a call at (678) 879-9000, and we will happy to assist you.

Q Do you have a low cost DIY Online Divorce Option?
A

If you like everything that M&T's Online Divorce Coaching package has but you feel like you don't need the additional support from one of our divorce lawyers or you feel like you'd really like to save as much money as possible, our standard M&T Forms Package would probably be best for you. At just $499, our M&T Forms Package comes in about $300 cheaper than M&T's ODC option. Our Forms Package is the ultimate DIY divorce option. With M&T's Form Package, you get everything that's included in the M&T ODC Package EXCEPT the additional 1.5 hours of support from one of our experienced M&T Divorce Lawyers. With M&T's Forms Package you still get our custom forms with detailed explanations, our Georgia Divorce Guide Book, our M&T Negotiation Guide, and our M&T How to File Guide.

Q Could I have M&T Draft and File my Forms for me?
A

In addition to the Forms Package and the Online Divorce Coaching Package, we also have an option called Meriwether & Tharp Assisted. With M&T Assisted, you get everything included in the Forms Package and the Online Divorce Coach package PLUS 3 hours of support with one of Meriwether & Tharp's experienced divorce lawyers. In addition, M&T will draft your forms for you and file them as well. This is perfect for people who would like the cost and time savings of a DIY Divorce but would also like to have M&T do the drafting and filing of forms to minimize error and speed up the process.

Q I have a Contested Divorce what Should I do?
A

A contested divorce is where you and your spouse do not agree on the specifics of how the 4 core areas of divorce (child custody, alimony, child support, and asset division) will be resolved. If there is disagreement on any of the issues, even just one, the divorce is contested. General agreement on the 4 issues is not enough.

If you have a contested divorce, you do not qualify for any of M&T's Online Divorce Packages. The best option for you would be traditional representation with one of Meriwether & Tharp's experienced divorce lawyers. You can read more about M&T Traditional Representation Packages and pricing options here.

Online Divorce Options for Uncontested Divorces

(Note: Our uncontested divorce packages serve the entire state of Georgia)
  • Offers custom forms and detailed explanations
  • Includes the M&T Negotiation Guide for negotiating all aspects of your divorce
  • Includes M&T's Georgia Divorce Guide Book 
  • Includes M&T's How to File Guide

M&T ODC

$799

  • Offers custom forms and detailed explanations
  • Includes the M&T Negotiation Guide for negotiating all aspects of your divorce
  • Includes M&T's Georgia Divorce Guide Book 
  • Includes M&T's How to File Guide
  • Offers 1.5 hours of coaching & review by an experienced divorce lawyer

M&T Assisted

$1499

  • Offers custom forms and detailed explanations
  • Includes the M&T Negotiation Guide for negotiating all aspects of your divorce
  • Includes M&T's Georgia Divorce Guide Book 
  • Includes M&T's How to File Guide
  • Offers 3 hours of coaching & review by an experienced divorce lawyer
  • M&T will draft and file your forms for you. 

Why M&T

Leh Meriwether

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Patrick "Leh" Meriwether was selected as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2018, 2019, and 2020, 2021. Leh was also awarded the Legal Elite Award by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2016 and 2018.

Robert L. Tharp

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Robert L. Tharp was awarded Family Law Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers Monthly in 2016. Bob was also selected as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine six years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021).

David Beaudry

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David Beaudry has been practicing solely family law & divorce for nearly 20 years. David Beaudry was selected as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine five years in a row (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021).

Todd A. Orston

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Todd co-hosts Divorce Team Radio with Leh Meriwether on Talk 106.7 Sundays at 7 AM. Todd was also awarded the Legal Elite Award by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2018.

Joann Sharp

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Joann Sharp was selected as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine five years in a row (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021). Joann is very experienced in the area of divorce and family law appeals.

David A. Canale

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David Canale has been practicing law for nearly 30 years. David was named a Top 100 lawyer two years in a row (2015, 2016) by The National Advocates. David was named a Super Lawyer in 2020 & 2021.

Lisa Marie Chambers

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Lisa Marie was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021). In 2019, Lisa was also named Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine.

Georgetta Glaves-Innis

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Georgetta Glaves-Innis was selected to the Lawyers of Distinction (Top 10% of Lawyers) in 2017. Georgetta was also awarded the Legal Elite Award by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2016. Georgetta has been named to Georgia's Superlawyer list in 2021.

Charlotte Ruble

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Charlotte Ruble was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine six years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021). In 2017, Charlotte was elected as the President of the Forsyth County Bar Association.

The M&T Difference

We are here for you. We take care of your divorce. You take care of your life.

Meriwether & Tharp has Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Divorce.

Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Award

16 M&T Divorce Lawyers Selected

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers within their particular practice area. Lawyers who are selected have typically attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars selection process is a patented process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. At Meriwether & Tharp, our divorce lawyers constantly strive to help our clients through difficult times while providing the highest level of legal service. These efforts rarely go unnoticed. We are proud to announce 16 attorneys selected to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2022. In fact, it's our 5th year in a row of getting over 10 of our divorce lawyers selected to Super Lawyers and/or Rising Stars.

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