How to File For Divorce in Alabama
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- OFFICIAL -

HOW TO FILE FOR DIVORCE IN ALABAMA

- STEP BY STEP GUIDE -

STEP 1 - 2 ways to download the required Alabama divorce papers:

Option A - BLANK ALABAMA DIVORCE PAPERS

Option B - HAVE DIVORCE PAPERS FILLED IN FOR YOU!

  • $299 Professional Service

STEP 2 - The Spouse that has decided to file for divorce must complete the following forms and be sure to have them filed with the Circuit Court Clerk's Office in the County where you reside:

  • Alabama Complaint for Divorce
  • Affidavit of Testimony in Support of Decree
  • Divorce Information Sheet
  • Pay $324 filing fee with the court.

STEP 3 - You must inform your spouse of the filing by sending copies of the filed documents (above) and the Answer, Waiver, and Agreement for Taking of Testimony. You and your spouse will have to meet or you will have to have your spouse send the Answer, Waiver, and Agreement for Taking of Testimony back to you so that you can deliver the form to the clerk.

*IF YOU HAVE MINOR CHILDREN - Schedule a time to meet with your spouse in order to fill out the following forms:

  • Child Support Obligation Income Statement
  • Child Support Guidelines
  • Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
  • Child Support Guidelines Notice of Compliance

*File all 4 forms with the clerk once completed.

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Either party must be a resident.
  • The only cause for divorce is 'Irretrievable Breakdown'.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

  • A divorce in Alabama takes a minimum of 4 months

STEP 4 - You will have to negotiate the terms of the assets and debts the both of you have by jointly filling out and completing the Separation Agreement. Using the completed Separation Agreement you will then need to complete the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce.

STEP 5 - At this time the spouse that filed for divorce will be required to file the completed Separation Agreement and Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce.  While at the clerk's office, you will be able to schedule a court hearing date (if necessary). You will either be instructed that a hearing is necessary, or, that the Judge will authorize your Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce and the court will send it in the mail.

Whether you get the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce in the mail or at the end of your court hearing, you will have to file it with the clerk and your divorce in the State of Alabama is complete.

*NAME CHANGE - If you are seeking to change your name after divorce in Alabama here are free forms and instructions.

 

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