Uncontested Divorce

About Our Firm's Uncontested Divorce Package

Our firm offers an uncontested divorce service package for a flat fee of $500. In order to qualify for the uncontested divorce flat fee option, both spouses must be in agreement and remain in agreement on ALL matters related to the divorce without any significant assistance by our firm.

Services that are part of the $500 uncontested flat fee option:

  1. Initial consultation. We prefer that the initial consultation be in person at our law office, although we do offer video conferencing and teleconferencing as an alternative;
  2. Representation Agreement;
  3. Divorce Questionnaire (we can email you or mail you the questionnaire and we will need you to fill it out in its entirety and return it to us);
  4. Drafting and filing the appropriate legal documents necessary for the entry of the divorce decree, which may include but not be limited to:
    1. Certificate of Divorce or Annulment (CHS / Vital Statistics)
    2. Summons
    3. Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
    4. Entry of Appearance
    5. Verified Joint Motion for Submission
    6. Order of Submission
    7. Deposition Upon Written Question
    8. Separation Agreement
    9. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
    10. Decree of Dissolution of Marriage
  5. Thirty minutes of communication with our attorneys beyond the initial consultation (i.e. telephone calls, emails, letters, etc.)

The $500 flat fee for uncontested divorces does NOT include:

  1. The filing fee and related costs of the action charged by the court
  2. Communications with our firm beyond the thirty (30) minutes provided as part of the uncontested services package set forth above;
  3. The drafting of deeds such as quitclaim deeds that may be needed if a party is transferring real property;
  4. The drafting of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) that may be necessary to divide retirement assets;
  5. Any and all contested matters or exceptionally complicated division of assets.

When children are involved, the court requires additional information regarding child support, custody, and visitation / timesharing. We charge an additional $200 (so $700 total) to complete an uncontested divorce where the parties have minor children. This modest additional fee covers the additional paperwork and legal writing required.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an uncontested divorce in Kentucky?
    • An uncontested divorce is simply a divorce whereby both the husband and wife agree on all the material and immaterial issues relevant to the divorce. This means that they agree on custody, visitation, child support, maintenance, property division, and debt division when relevant.

  • Are most divorces contested or uncontested?
    • Because of the inherent nature of divorce, that being that it usually is the result of spouses that cannot get along, it makes sense that the vast majority of divorces are contested.

  • What if I want to have an uncontested divorce but my spouse is unreasonable?
    • Unfortunately, all it takes is one unreasonable party to cause a divorce to go from being what could have been a relatively inexpensive divorce to one that costs thousands to tens of thousands of dollars.

  • Is there any way that I can make my spouse pay for my divorce?
    • Generally, there is only one circumstance in which a judge can require that one spouse pay for the other spouses attorney fees; namely, when one spouse has substantially more resources than the other spouse (i.e. when one spouse is a Doctor who controls the marital assets and the other spouse is unemployed and without sufficient resources) The authority the Courts possess in this regard is provided under KRS 403.220, which states as follows:

         "The court from time to time after considering the financial resources of both parties may order a party to pay a reasonable amount for the cost to the other party of maintaining or defending any proceeding under this chapter and for attorney's fees, including sums for legal services rendered and costs incurred prior to the commencement of the proceeding or after entry of judgment..."

Legal Services Offered and Cost

Uncontested Divorce

Legal fees: $500 flat fee

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Uncontested Divorce with Minor Children

Legal fees: $700 flat fee

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