Our divorce attorney has made the process of filing for an uncontested divorce simple with our flat-fee divorce service. We can handle your uncontested divorce if either you or your spouse is a resident of North Carolina. Our office is in Wake County, but neither you nor your spouse needs to reside in Wake County to use this service. Be aware, however, that we will file your divorce in Wake County.
We charge a flat fee of $995.00 to handle your uncontested divorce, which includes your filing fee ($225.00).
Here are a few of the benefits of using our uncontested divorce service:
- Our quick and easy online divorce form can be completed any time and only takes a few minutes.
- Our attorney will prepare your uncontested divorce paperwork in less than 2 business days (often the same day) and email it to you for your review.
- Once you have signed your divorce paperwork, you are done. Our firm will file for your divorce and will go to court for you – you will not have to attend court.
Here is how our flat-fee uncontested divorce service works:
- Click the link below to go to our easy-to-use online form.
- Complete the form and click submit.
- You will be prompted to pay the flat fee of $995.
- Once you have paid the flat-fee, our divorce attorney will draft the appropriate divorce papers and email a copy for your review within 2 business days (often sooner).
Note: Our flat-fee uncontested divorce service only covers your divorce. It does not include representation for equitable distribution, alimony, child custody, or child support. If you have those issues or are unsure if you have them, please contact us to schedule a consultation. Our flat fee does not cover service by sheriff or service by publication. If service by sheriff or publication is needed, there will be additional costs. If your spouse is in the military, or they live outside the United States, or their address is unknown to you, contact us before completing the online form as there may be additional charges.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a no fault or uncontested divorce?
Some states require divorcing spouses to prove fault in order to be granted a divorce. North Carolina is a “no fault” divorce state. That means that neither party has to prove fault in order to obtain a divorce in North Carolina. In order to be granted a divorce (called an “absolute divorce” in North Carolina; some states call this a “dissolution of marriage decree”) spouses need only to have been separated for one year.
An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which the spouses do not disagree about the date of separation, do not have property claims or alimony claims or such claims have already been resolved in a separation agreement.
If both spouses agree on the date of separation and have no property or alimony issues (or have already resolved those issues in a separation agreement), the uncontested divorce service (absolute divorce) we offer here is an inexpensive and hassle-free option for obtaining a divorce.
How long will this take?
Completing the initial form should take less than 10 minutes. Once we receive your submission and payment, the process usually takes 8 to 10 weeks.
What is the process for an uncontested divorce?
- Complete the online divorce form and pay the flat-fee online;
- Review the divorce paperwork that will be sent to you within 2 business days of completing the online form;
- Sign the divorce papers before a notary public and return them to our office (notaries are typically free at your bank or you can stop by and have one of our notaries notarize your signature);
- YOUR PART IS DONE!!!
- We will file the divorce papers with the court and serve them on your spouse via certified mail at the address you provide us;
- Once served, your spouse will have 30 days to file an answer. In most cases no answer is filed.
- At the end of those 30 days (or 60 days if your spouse is granted an extension), we will file the appropriate motion to get you divorced … and you should be divorced within 10 to 15 days from then.
- Start to finish, the typical divorce takes 8 to 10 weeks.
Disclaimer: Understand that the entry of a divorce judgment will terminate any claims you may have to post-separation support, alimony and equitable distribution. If you have not settled these claims in a separation agreement or properly filed them with the court before the judgment of divorce, then you lose the right to make any of those claims. Of course, our firm can assist you with any and all of these claims as well. If you do not have any of these issues, our firm will gladly assist you and proceed with procuring your no-contest divorce.