DivorceWriter has been helping people get divorced without an attorney for more than a decade. Your DivorceWriter purchase includes all the paperwork you need to get an uncontested divorce in Alabama--ready to sign and file--plus
complete instructions and helpful hints for avoiding unnecessary bumps along the way.
The Advantages of Alabama Divorce
- Mail or hand-deliver divorce papers to your spouse--don't pay the Sheriff to serve process.
- Plaintiff only has to give testimony in front of the Court Clerk to finalize the divorce--no need to go in front of a judge.
- Receive your judge-signed Decree in the mail in just over 30 days.
Grounds for Divorce
If your marital relationship is permanently broken beyond repair and remaining married will cause you significant mental and/or emotional distress, you have met the requirements for divorce on the no-fault grounds of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
Alabama Residency Requirements
If the non-filing spouse (Defendant) lives in Alabama, there's no minimum in-state residency requirement. However, if the Defendant lives out-of-state, the filing spouse (Plaintiff) must live in Alabama for at least six (6) months before filing for divorce.
Where to File for Divorce
All Alabama divorces are filed at the Circuit Court Clerk's office in the county where Defendant lives or in the county where the Plaintiff and Defendant last lived together. If Defendant lives out-of-state and the parties never lived together as a couple in Alabama, file in the county where the Plaintiff lives now.
Serving Your Spouse
The Plaintiff either hand-delivers or mails divorce papers to the Defendant. Then, the Defendant signs an Answer, Waiver and Agreement for Taking Testimony. Defendant's signature on this document does not need to be notarized. The Plaintiff also signs the Answer, Waiver and Agreement for Taking Testimony and once it has been signed by both spouses, one spouse files it with the Circuit Court Clerk's office. That's all there is to it.
Can't afford the divorce filing fee charged by the Circuit Court Clerk's office to begin your case? Simply file an Affidavit of Substantial Hardship, which asks the judge to waive it. This document is free of charge upon request as part of your DivorceWriter purchase.
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