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Meriwether & Tharp Divorce Forms Package

$699 *$249 Online Divorce Forms 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.

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 Handbook

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.

Option to Purchase Lawyer Support

If you ever get stumped or need to talk things out, you will always have the option to purchase additional support hours with one of M&T experienced divorce lawyers for $300 per hour. You don't have to do this alone.

Could Online Divorce Forms Save Time & Money?

A traditional divorce where you hire a divorce lawyer to represent you in your divorce from start to finish can end up being pretty expensive. According to a study conducted by nolo.com, the average total attorney fees of a "full-scope" divorce representation is about $11,300. Often times, people will look for a DIY divorce option thinking that it could save them money. There are several DIY options that sell you divorce forms for a particular price. Most DIY options typically sell you a batch of generic divorce papers/forms with standard form instructions and that's it. While this is cheaper than a traditional divorce, most of the time the forms you purchase are generic forms that could be found for free elsewhere online. You'll also be left with subpar instructions written by non-attorneys on how to fill out the forms. Also, you won't be given any resources on how to negotiate the settlement for your divorce and finalize your divorce properly. While you will likely save money initially, you may end up making a costly mistake that you'll live to regret.

The solution to this problem is the Meriwether & Tharp Online Divorce Forms Package. Priced at just $699, the cost of our forms package is significantly less than the cost of traditional representation. With M&T's Forms Package, you get custom forms & explanations created using Meriwether & Tharp's 20+ years of experience practicing family law and divorce in Georgia. You won't be left to handle the toughest aspects of your divorce alone. Our package includes the M&T Negotiation Guide, the Georgia Divorce Guide Book, and M&T's How to File Guide.

How Much Does Divorce Cost on Average? 

Data from a 2019 survey commissioned by nolo.com

$11,300
The Average Cost of Legal Fees for a Divorce

$5,000+
6 in 10 people spent more than $5,000 on their divorce

$1,480
On average people spent $1,480 on additional costs (court fees, filing fees, etc.)

Why Choose Meriwether & Tharp’s Online Divorce Forms Package?

Major Divorce Cost Savings

Above, you can see the average costs of divorce according to a survey conducted by nolo.com. The average cost of attorney fees for traditional divorce representation from start to finish is $11,300. This doesn't include expenses for filing fees, court costs, expert witnesses and appraisers which average out to $1,480. That's an average total of $12,780 for traditional divorce representation from start to finish.

With the Meriwether & Tharp Online Divorce Forms Package, you will likely save a significant amount of money compared to traditional representation. Priced at just $699, the M&T Online Divorce Forms Package results in a cost savings of $12,081 on average when compared to traditional representation.

Detailed Divorce Forms & Instructions

While Meriwether & Tharp is the largest divorce law firm in Georgia practicing for 20+ years, many companies that sell divorce forms are potentially untrustworthy websites selling you generic/standard forms that can typically be found for free on several county websites. The "free forms" you would be purchasing from these companies are mass produced standard forms that probably won't fit your particular situation. Every person's divorce is unique with a different set of facts. Just filling out a generic form isn't going to protect you. Further, counties and localities have different rules that may require additional forms or modification to your forms.

With the Meriwether & Tharp Online Divorce Forms Package, you will receive our custom set of forms created using our 20+ years of experience practicing divorce law in Georgia. We do not provide generic instructions filled with legalese. For each individual form, we provide detailed easy to understand instructions that respect the specific rules of your locality. All form filing deadlines will be listed clearly along with instructions on how to file.

We Offer Much More than Forms & Divorce Papers

Most online divorce companies that sell form packages are very clear about what they sell. You get forms and you get explanations. That's it. Unfortunately, forms are only a small part of a divorce. You will need to know how to file the forms correctly. You will also need to be able to the negotiate the terms of your settlement agreement with your former spouse and incorporate those terms correctly to avoid costly mistakes in the future.

With the Meriwether & Tharp Online Divorce Forms Package, you get so much more than just forms. Negotiating the settlement terms of your divorce is often the most difficult part of the divorce process. With M&T's Forms Package, you get M&T's detailed Negotiation Guide which is an easy to read comprehensive and detailed review of how to evaluate and negotiate all aspects of your divorce case. You will also receive a copy of M&T's Georgia Divorce Guide Book which contains over 200 pages of comprehensive information about the divorce process. We will also include a copy of M&T's detailed How to File Guide which covers all the procedures and pertinent information needed when filing your divorce.

Is M&T’s Forms Package Right for Me? 

Q Do I Qualify for M&T’s Forms Package?
A

To qualify for M&T's Forms 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 Forms 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 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 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 here.

Q Can 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 will 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 an experienced divorce lawyer do the drafting and filing of forms to minimize error and speed the process up.

Q What if I’d like Help from an Experienced Divorce Lawyer?
A

If you like everything M&T's Forms Package offers, but you really need some coaching or document review from an experienced divorce lawyer, then M&T's Online Divorce Coaching Package is a better fit for you. Meriwether & Tharp's ODC Package includes everything you get in the Forms Package PLUS 1.5 hours of support from one of M&T's experienced divorce lawyers. You can choose exactly how you want to use your support hours. For example, your attorney could coach you if you get stumped or review your forms for accuracy.

Online Divorce Options for Uncontested Divorces

(Note: Our uncontested divorce packages serve the entire state of Georgia)

M&T Forms Package

$699 $249

  • 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

$999 $499

  • 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 $999

  • 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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9.5

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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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