Frequently Asked Questions
Can I have a phone consultation?
Generally we avoid phone consultations. We want to be able to sit down and talk to you and make sure we get all the information we need to give you a good idea of what we can do for you. You will usually have paperwork that is important. Your case is unique and tiny details can make all the difference. We don’t want to miss one of those details, and that happens too easily over the phone.
That said, we will do phone consultations if you’re living out of state. For example, you were traveling through Georgia and received a ticket and need criminal representation. But if at all possible, come in and talk with us at your free consultation. That small investment of time can make all the difference in your case!
What is the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce?
When both parties agree on EVERYTHING, you have an uncontested divorce. That is why it usually costs less to get an uncontested divorce, because you’ll basically just need help with the paperwork. However, if one soon-to-be ex-spouse disagrees on even a tiny matter and won’t sign the papers, the divorce is now contested. And if the parties can’t come to an agreement, it will have to go to court for a judge to decide.
Why can’t you quote a price over the phone?
Because every case is unique, we want to make sure we have all the information we need to give you an accurate estimate. That is why we offer a free consultation. Some attorneys will promise you an “uncontested divorce for $500!” and then AFTER you hire them, tell you that you’re going to have to pay more because your divorce is actually contested. We want to make sure you know what you’re getting into upfront, not surprise you with extra fees later.