Uncontested Divorces

Starting at $495 Plus Court Costs.

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“Not all divorces are complicated and contentious. Often, both spouses can agree they are ready to move on with their lives. If this is the case for you, Rotharmel Shanks can help you obtain your divorce quickly and inexpensively without having to go to court.”

-Tracy Shanks, Divorce & Family Law Attorney

Learn About the Uncontested Divorce Process

Watch our video tutorial on the Uncontested Divorce Process and how you can obtain your divorce quickly and inexpensively.

This Video Addresses

  • What is an Uncontested Divorce?
  • Advantages of the Uncontested Divorce
  • Qualification Requirements
  • Cost of an Uncontested Divorce
  • Steps in an Uncontested Divorce

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Qualification Requirements for an Uncontested Divorce?

1. You have been living separate and apart from your spouse – 180 days if you have no minor children of the marriage or 365 days if you have minor children of the marriage;

2. You do not need the court to determine any incidental matters such as child custody or support, community property partition, or spousal support; and

3. Your spouse is willing to sign a waiver of service and citation.

How much does an Uncontested Divorce Cost?

If you need a divorce only (and no additional matters such as custody, support, or community property) we only charge $495 plus court costs.

We also offer add-on packages if you and your spouse have agreed to incidental matters such as spousal support (one second pause), child custody and or child support (one second pause); and Community Property Partition.  See our Pricing table below.

How long does an Uncontested Divorce take to obtain?

The express uncontested divorce can be completed and finalized as little as a few weeks whereas a contested case can drag on for months, if not years. 

What if my spouse is not willing to agree to the terms of the Divorce?

Rotharmel Shanks, LLC can still help you with your legal matter even if you do not meet the requirements for the Uncontested Divorce special.

Contact Rotharmel Shanks, LLC to discuss your particular legal issue and Divorce Attorney Tracy Rotharmel Shanks will help formulate a strategy based on your timeline and budget. Rotharmel Shanks, LLC offers low-cost, flat-fee arrangements for uncontested divorces plus incidental actions such as child custody, child support, and community property partition. Tracy Rotharmel Shanks also offers some of the most affordable rates for contested cases. Call Tracy today at 504-509-5000 to discuss your case.

“Tracy Rotharmel Shanks is a wonderful lawyer. She assisted me with my divorce and made it a painless experience under the circumstances. She is very knowledgeable, caring, and listens. I would highly recommend her services to anyone, and will definitely call her if I ever need legal advice or assistance.”

Brandi T. (Google Review)

“I highly recommend Tracy!!! Everything that she stated and all the information she provided was accurate. Tracy was even willing to take payment installments for her services provided. Quick response to any questions that I had, also handled the case very rapid.”

Benny B. (Google Review)

“Mrs. Shanks was very courteous and professional while handling my divorce in a timely manner. I would recommend anyone who is going through a divorce or just need information on how to start the procedures to contact her. You will not be disappointed.”

Keyona D. (Google Review)

“Tracy helped me get an expedited out of state non contested divorce. Tracy was so polite and professional she was AMAZING! I will defiantly use her again if i need too and will defiantly refer her to anyone.”

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Pricing - Fixed Fee Uncontested Divorce Packages

Divorce Only

You need a judgment of divorce only without any incidental matters such as child custody, child support, spousal support, or community property partition.

We prepare and file all pleadings necessary for your uncontested divorce.  Both spouses must sign paperwork for the divorce in the presence of a notary.

$495.00

Plus Court Costs

Express Divorce Only

The same as the Divorce Only option except the you obtain your judgment of divorce on an expedited basis - usually in about three weeks.

We prepare all and file all pleadings necessary for your uncontested divorce.  Both spouses must sign paperwork for the divorce in the presence of a notary.  Express Divorces are only available in Jefferson Parish and Orleans Parish. 

$895.00

Plus Court Costs

Add-ons for Incidental Matters

Spousal Support

You and your spouse agree to  spousal support payments.  We prepare and file a Consent Judgment regarding spousal support.

Both spouses must sign the Consent Judgment on spousal support.

Add

$300.00

Plus Court Costs

Child Custody & Support

You and your spouse agree to child custody and/or child support payments.  We prepare and file a Consent Judgment regarding child custody and/or child support.

Both spouses must sign the Consent Judgment on child custody and/or child support.

Add

$500.00

Plus Court Costs

Community Property Partition

You and your spouse agree to all aspects of your separation of community property (assets and liabilities).  We prepare and file your Consent Judgment partitioning community property or prepare your Community Property Settlement Agreement.

Both spouses must sign the community property partition agreement. 

Add

$750.00

Plus Court Costs

Court Costs

Court costs are additional costs imposed by the court for the parish in which the divorce is filed. The court costs are paid directly to the court to process the case. Some courts charge a flat-fee while others have varying costs. Below is a list of estimated court costs for uncontested divorces in just a few of the Louisiana parishes that our law firm serves. If you do not see your parish listed, please call to discuss what the court costs will be for your case.   

Jefferson 

$400

Orleans

$328.50

East Baton Rouge

$400

St. Tammany

$225

Tangipahoa

$200

St. Charles

$350

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Office Location

1205 St. Charles Avenue, Suite D

New Orleans LA, 70130

Open Hours

Hours: Open 24/7 by Phone

(Meetings by Appointment Only)

Email

tracy@rotharmelshanks.com

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