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Uncontested Divorce

Meriwether & Tharp Uncontested Divorce Pricing

(Note: Prices do not include any filing fees charged by the county)

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

Online Divorce Forms

$699 $249

Everything you need to successfully run your uncontested divorce from start to finish.

Online Divorce Coach

$999 $499

Includes everything in the M&T Forms Package, plus 1.5 hours of additional support from an experienced divorce lawyer.

M&T Assisted

$1499 $999

M&T will draft and file your forms for you, plus you get 3 hours of additional support from an experienced divorce lawyer.

Getting an uncontested divorce.

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

In Georgia, uncontested divorce can absolutely save you time and money vs. a contested divorce. Uncontested divorces are typically much shorter than a normal contested divorce. Lawyers generally bill by the hour, and since uncontested divorces take less time, you will likely save money as well. To qualify for an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse must come to an agreement about how the following 4 core aspects of divorce will be resolved, child custody, asset/property division, child support, and alimony. Since uncontested divorces are typically less complex and a bit shorter in length than the traditional divorce, the main question most people have is, "how much does it cost"?

At Meriwether & Tharp, we offer 3 options at varying price points. The M&T Forms Package is $699 and it includes all forms, explanations, M&T's exclusive Georgia Divorce Guide Book, M&T's Negotiation Guide, and M&T's How to File Guide. It includes everything you need to successfully run your uncontested divorce from start to finish at a low price point. If you like everything you get in the M&T Forms Package, but you'd really like help/assistance from one of our experienced divorce lawyers, the M&T Online Divorce Coach Package is for you. At $999, the Online Divorce Coach package includes everything in the Forms Package Plus 1.5 hours of support from an experienced divorce lawyer. Our attorneys are here to help you when you get stumped or if you need someone to review your forms before filing. If you like Online Divorce Coaching but you'd like to have Meriwether & Tharp draft and file your forms for you, then you should upgrade to our M&T Assisted Package. Our M&T Assisted Package includes everything in the Forms Package plus M&T will draft and file your forms for you and you get 3 hours of additional support from one of M&T's experienced divorce Lawyers.

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. 
What qualifies as an uncontested divorce?

What Qualifies as Uncontested? 

Another common misconception about an uncontested divorce is that since we have a general idea about how to resolve an issue that means the matter is uncontested. While it is helpful to have general guidelines for how the parties desire to resolve a divorce, it is equally important to understand that the devil is in the details. General ideas about how the divorce will be resolved are not enough. You must have a specific idea for how each area of the divorce will be resolved.

A simple example, in terms of child custody, may be that the parties have agreed that the father shall be the primary physical custodian for the minor children. Unfortunately, that does not fully address the matter of child custody. A visitation plan must still be put in place, minor details such as who is responsible for driving the children, how holidays and summer vacations will be handled, and who has ultimate responsibility for decisions related to the minor children (along with a host of others) must still be put into place before a matter will truly be considered uncontested.



Can an Uncontested Divorce Become Contested? 

An uncontested divorce can only remain uncontested as long as the parties agree on how to resolve all aspects of the divorce. If the parties agree at first, then after some more communication they start to disagree - the divorce will turn into a contested divorce. Even if the parties agree on how to resolve all issues in the divorce, if they disagree on just one issue - it will turn the divorce into a contested divorce.

Similarly, please don't forget that just because a matter initially appears contested, doesn't mean that it has to remain contested. If a divorce starts out contested and contentious - it's possible to negotiate an agreement and resolve all the areas of disagreement. Through various alternatives to trial, such as mediation, the parties can narrow their differences and often cause a contested matter to become uncontested. This negotiation process is much easier with the expertise of an experienced divorce lawyer.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Uncontested Divorce?

You do not need a lawyer to take an uncontested divorce from start to finish. That being said, there are certain things that may be significantly more difficult without a lawyer. If you have an uncontested divorce, you can certainly purchase a forms package, draft your own forms, and file them. Unfortunately, divorce is more complex than just filling out and filing forms. You will eventually have to negotiate and draft a settlement agreement that lists out all of the terms and details of your divorce. Drafting forms may not be so difficult, but negotiating the terms of your settlement is another thing altogether. M&T's Forms Package addresses this concern by including the M&T Negotiation Guide which is a step-by-step guide on how to negotiate all aspects of your divorce. If you feel like you need the support of an experienced divorce lawyer, M&T's Online Divorce Coach Package includes everything in the Forms Package plus 1.5 hours of support with a lawyer. If you want M&T to draft and file your forms for you, you can upgrade to M&T's Assisted Package. Whether you want to handle your uncontested divorce by yourself or you'd like the help of an experienced divorce lawyer, we've got you covered.

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