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Family Court/ Divorce

Family Court/ Divorce

Location:

Office located on the 8th Floor, Room 821
Family Court Division

Telephone:

256-532-3424

Forms & Resources:

Uncontested Divorce WITHOUT Children

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR FILING:

  • Complaint for Divorce
  • Answer, Waiver and Agreement for Taking Testimony
  • Testimony of Plaintiff
  • Separation Agreement
  • Divorce Decree – Judgment of Divorce
  • Certificate of Divorce/Vitals
  • Domestic Relations Information Sheet (Form CS-47)

FILING FEE:  Court cost for filing a divorce is $324.00, payable by cash, money order or cashier’s check.  Please bring EXACT change.  Filing fees are non-refundable.

We are not permitted by law to give legal advice.  Should you need assistance with any of the paperwork, you should contact an attorney.  You can also contact the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program @ 256-539-2275 or Legal Services at 256-536-9645.

Uncontested Divorce WITH MINOR Children

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR FILING:

  • Complaint for Divorce
  • Answer, Waiver and Agreement for Taking Testimony
  • Testimony of Plaintiff
  • Separation Agreement
  • Divorce Decree – Judgment of Divorce
  • Certificate of Divorce/Vitals
  • Domestic Relations Information Sheet (Form CS-47)
  • Child Support Income Affidavit (Form CS-41) – each party fills one out
  • Child Support Guidelines (Form CS-42)
  • Child Support Notice of Compliance (Form CS-43)
  • Income Withholding for Support. Effective January 1, 1994, when any order of child support is entered, the Income Withholding Order shall be served immediately upon the employer unless the parties have reached an alternative agreement and the judge approves such agreement. If the Withholding Order is to be served immediately, the Notice to Defendant (CS-33) and Answer to Order of Withholding (CS-35) must also be filed.  Service fee for an immediate Withholding Order is $20.00 for sheriff or $7.11 for certified mail.

 

FILING FEE:  Court cost for filing a divorce is $324.00, payable by cash, money order or cashier’s check.  Please bring EXACT change.  Filing fees are non-refundable.

Contested Divorce WITH OR WITHOUT Children

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR FILING:

  • Complaint for Divorce
  • Summons (Form C-34)
  • Certificate of Divorce/Vitals
  • Domestic Relations Information Sheet (Form CS-47)

FILING FEE:  Court cost for filing a divorce is $324.00, payable by cash, money order or cashier’s check. In addition to the filing fee, service by sheriff is $20.00 or by Certified Mail is $7.11. Please bring EXACT change.  Filing fees are non-refundable.