Schmitt Law, PLLC understands that clients are concerned with the cost of legal fees associated with divorce. In order to alleviate your concerns, Schmitt Law, PLLC now offers a flat rate fee for uncontested divorces. An uncontested divorce is one in which the parties have resolved all of the issues, and there is no need for court intervention.
The flat rate for an uncontested divorce is $1,500.00 and includes the following:
1. Preparation of the initial documents necessary to file the divorce action.
2. Preparation of the Consent Judgment of Divorce and Uniform Child Support Order.
3. Communication with the client to prepare the initial documents and Consent Judgment of Divorce.
4. Attendance at the final hearing.
In the event that the divorce becomes contested, then the case would proceed as a contested divorce, and Schmitt Law, PLLC's standard hourly fee would go into effect.
The uncontested divorce process is not for parties who believe their spouse is hiding assets or income, for parties who are unwilling to voluntarily disclose assets or income, or for parties who cannot agree on how to resolve all of the issues in their case. An uncontested divorce would be a poor choice for these cases.
Laurie Schmitt of Schmitt Law, PLLC is a West Michigan family law attorney specializing in collaborative divorce as well as separation, divorce, child custody and support, paternity, and other family law litigation. She is licensed by Michigan State Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and has extensive advanced training in divorce mediation and collaborative divorce. Contact Laurie at (616) 608-4634 for a confidential consultation.