My spouse and I got married and lived as a married couple for 2 weeks. I left and had a child a year and a half later. He signed the denial of paternity. Well almost 2 years after that I finally file for divorce and find out the next day that he had filed for divorce that same month and tried to get me publicly served and said they couldn't find me anywhere. So now we're stuck with 2 petitions for divorce. I talked to the county judge and he advised me to get an attorney, to get a motion to consolidate, and to have a final decree of divorce made by the attorney. I'm wondering how much will this cost since it will be an uncontested divorce. I don't want anything and he doesn't either. We just want to be divorced since we both have significant others.
Many attorneys will handle a simple, uncontested divorce for a flat fee. Part of that fee would include the attorney's billing and part would include hard costs. Are both cases filed in the same county? That makes a difference. Contact a local family law attorney to see if they offer this service on a flat fee basis and ask how much it is.
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You should definitely talk with a family law attorney about the specifics of your divorce and the status of these filings. It may be that one of you can non-suit one of the divorce cases and proceed on the other. A family law attorney will be able to tell you what your options are.
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