Baton Rouge

Uncontested Divorces

Starting at $495 plus Court Costs.

Quick. Simple. Affordable.

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Baton Rouge Divorce Attorney Tracy Shanks – Rotharmel Shanks, LLC

 Rotharmel Shanks in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a divorce and family law firm helping clients navigate the difficult time leading up to and following a family separation. We recognize that litigation can be expensive and have established pricing structures to achieve cost-efficient resolutions. 

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, I can help you obtain your divorce quickly and inexpensively without having to go to court.
Rotharmel Shanks in Baton Rouge believes in radical transparency when it comes to cost.  While most Louisiana attorneys charge large fees for this — anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000 – we offer a low flat fee of $495 plus court costs for a basic divorce.  Please review the information and resources on my website and feel free to give me a call if you have any questions.

Local – 225-725-9000

Toll Free – 888-507-7003  


2900 Westfork Dr Suite, 401 – R.
Baton Rouge, LA 70827

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Qualification Requirements for an Uncontested Divorce in Baton Rouge Louisiana?

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.

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

If your spouse is not agreeable with your divorce or any additional terms of your divorce – custody, child support, spousal support, or community property partition – then you will not be eligible for the $495 Uncontested Divorce. However, our Baton Rouge Divorce Lawyer Tracy Shanks will be able to help you protect your rights in your divorce case. Call us at 225-725-9000 to discuss your case today. 

How much does an Uncontested Divorce Cost in Baton Rouge?

If you need a divorce only (and no additional matters such as custody, support, or community property) we only charge $495 plus court costs.  Court costs in East Baton Rouge Parish are $400, bringing the total for the divorce to $895. Please call us if you live in one of the surrounding parishes of East Baton Rouge to determine the court cost in your parish. 

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

How long does an Uncontested Divorce take to obtain?

In general, an uncontested divorce in Louisiana can be completed within two to three months. This duration depends on many factors. Some factors include your spouse’s willingness to sign a waiver of service and the time it takes the court to process your cases. Due to factors outside of its control, Rotharmel Shanks, LLC cannot guarantee any time in which the divorce will be completed.

Client Reviews

“In the middle of a pandemic, this office showed me the utmost care and a seamless process. They were diligent and very thorough in every step. I would recommend them any day hands down! Thanks for everything!

Chelsea S. (Actual Google Review)

“My experience with Rotharmel Shanks, LLC was nothing short of amazing. The level of professionalism and communication I received was next level. Not once did I have to wonder what was going on with my case. Documents were filed and judgments were granted in under 2 weeks. I’m very please with the service and would without a doubt recommend Rotharmel Shanks, LLC to my family and friends”

Erica B. (Actual Google Review)

“The Best Lawyer I have ever had she is very professional and about her business she gets the job done in no time I would recommend her for anything.”

Creyon M. (Actual Google Review)

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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.


Plus Court Costs ($400)

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.


Plus Additional 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.


Plus Additional 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. 


Plus Court Costs

East Baton Rouge Parish Court Costs

Court costs are additional costs imposed by the court. The court costs are paid directly to the court to process the case. Some courts charge a flat-fee while others have varying costs. The court cost to file an Uncontested Divorce in East Baton Rouge Parish is $400. Please contact us for additional court costs for incidental matters such as child support and community property partition. 

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Local – 225-725-9000

    Driving Directions to East Baton Rouge Parish Court House

    300 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

    • Take exit 177 for LA-30
    • Turn left onto LA-30 W/E Hwy 30 W/Louisiana 30 W
    • Continue to follow LA-30 W/E Hwy 30 W
    • Continue straight onto Nicholson Dr
    • Continue onto St Louis St
    • Turn left onto Government St
    • Continue onto S River Rd
    • Turn right onto North Blvd
    • Destination will be on the right
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