We get this question often. The answer depends.
We understand the importance of getting out of a bad situation without breaking the bank. That’s why we offer low cost divorce solutions to clients all over Louisiana.
Each situation is different and the cost and timeframe of obtaining a divorce is dependent upon a few factors:
- Is the divorce uncontested?
- Have you fulfilled Louisiana’s separation requirement?
- Will your spouse accept service?
Uncontested divorces in Louisiana
These are divorces where both spouses typically agree on issues such as: community property divisions, child custody or support, spousal support or other ancillary matters that would normally go before a judge. That doesn’t mean that issues regarding child custody won’t arise later, but for now the parties agree. You are able to work out custody agreements without court intervention.
Louisiana divorce law has a strict guideline for the amount of time you must be living separate and apart before a Judgment of Divorce may be granted.
- 180 days if no minor children
- 365 days if minor children
You either have to fulfill this separation requirement before filing your petition or after filing. This is the difference between a 102 and a 103 divorce. If you file after you have been separated for the appropriate amount of time, we can get your Judgment of Divorce finalized relatively soon and you won’t have to wait. If you file first, then separate – you will have to wait the time period before the Judge assigned to your case will sign the Judgment.
Either way, we can help.
Spouse accepts service
In order to proceed with a divorce action, your spouse must either be served or agree to waive service. Agreeing to service will allow you to get a quick divorce versus having to wait until the authorities can have him/her served.
If they agree, our office can execute a “Waiver of Service” for them to sign in front of a Notary Public. This document states that they have received a certified copy of the Petition for Divorce. This will allow you to move forward with your divorce without having to have them served through the Sheriff’s Office or a private process server.
Most spouses agree to accept service because they do not wish to be served at work or in front of people. It can be an embarrassing situation that most want to avoid. Plus, it saves time and allows you to be divorced quicker.
Low Cost Louisiana Divorce
If your situation falls into this category, you may qualify for a cheap and fast divorce versus having to spend thousands of dollars to fight in court and waiting. We offer lower prices if there will not be a court battle.
If you need help with a divorce, feel free to call or email us and tell us your situation.
Do I have to live in your area to take advantage of this offer?
We service clients in every parish and in some cases you do not have to come to the office, unless you want to. We can communicate by phone and email to gather the appropriate information needed to file your divorce.
Why is it cheaper than other firms?
Our firm knows how to handle your divorce without the things you don’t need. We don’t run up the clock by charging an hourly rate, but instead, charge a flat fee. This payment structure forces us to be highly efficient as we will not bill you for every single hour we work on your divorce.
Most law firms charge an hourly rate and charge you for each phone call, email or meeting. We don’t do that here.
Divorce isn't easy
It shouldn't cost an arm and a leg either.
Not all divorces require a fight. Many spouses are able to agree and move on without a lengthy court battle. Attorney Jerome Andries can help you get your divorce as quickly and painless as possible without breaking the bank. We offer a cheap and fast solution to for your divorce needs.
-R. Jerome Andries, Louisiana Divorce Attorney