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Best Ways to Save Money When Doing Your Own Divorce in Georgia

Of course doing your own divorce papers in Georgia with 3StepDivorceTM will save you a ton of money by eliminating legal fees, but you can also pay extra attention to some of the details presented below to save even more! Our goal is to make your Georgia uncontested divorce as affordable as possible.

Not Being Organized is Bound to Cost You Extra

Sounds simple, but at times can be very difficult. You may be completing, signing and filing numerous documents at different times, so make sure you retain copies of all of them and take notes as to when they were filed with the clerk. A chronological journal of the filing process will make it easier to understand and will help avoid being caught at the courthouse or a notary with the wrong versions of the paperwork. Being organized carries time and money saving benefits. A folder or binder is suggested as you will then have a single place to put all correspondence you receive from the court as well.

Some Georgia Divorce Papers Must be Notarized

Getting your paperwork notarized and filed may mean time away from work so you want to be prepared. Contact your bank, ask if they offer a notary service to its customers, or your place of employment may also provide this service at no cost. Make sure you have your photo identification with you (typically a state drivers license, ID card, or Passport) when you go to the notary. This identification is required to prove to the notary you are, who you say you are. Georgia requires that the Petition for Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) be notarized as well as the Domestic Relations Financial Affidavits.

Getting the Divorce Filing Fees Waived in Georgia

Another way couples may be able to save money is on the filing fees your courts will charge. The filing fee in Georgia is $150 to $250, depending upon the county, but you may be able to ask the court to waive all or part of this cost if you can not afford it. The application form formally requests to proceed with the filing with the divorce without paying the court filing fees. The form outlines the finances of the petitioner and the court will review the request and either approve or deny the request. If the court approves your request, you can save on the filing fee and move forward with the divorce. The Georgia courts do not want the filing fee to prevent someone from being able to get a divorce.

How Are You Paying Your Taxes?

Another common way to save money for divorcing couples is to file their taxes jointly as long as they are eligible. As long as you are married don Dec 31st of the tax your you are filing, you and your spouse can typically choose to file jointly. Filing jointly is often the most advantageous way for a couple to file. You are not able to file jointly fro the year your divorce becomes final. Further, the spouse that files head of household determines who receives the benefit of deductions for the children; the other spouse does not receive that benefit.

Georgia Divorce Filing by Mail

Trying to eliminate time off of work and/or the travel or gas expense to get to the courthouse? Filing by mail may be your best option. We do not recommend it because it is always nice to be able to talk to the Clerk in regards to your filing, but if you are far away from the courthouse you may want to consider it. Your Georgia court will have specific instructions you must follow. You may have to include a self-addressed stamp envelope, not only for yourself but your spouse as well. Undoubtedly you will need to make sure you have the correct filing fee included as well (often times in the form of a money order).

Inexpensive Service of Process in Georgia

The easiest and least expensive way to service process is for your spouse to agree and sign the Acknowledgement of Service, Consent to Jurisdiction and Venue, and Consent to Present Case. This must be done in writing and signed by the non-filing spouse in front of a notary. When your spouse is in agreement, signing and filing this document saves money since you do not have to pay the Sheriffโ€™s office or a private process server to serve the paperwork on your spouse. Your spouse's participation by signing the Acknowledgement of Service, Consent to Jurisdiction and Venue, and Consent to Present Case will get the job done.

Georgia permits email of the divorce papers if the defendant agrees, but he or she must file a Notice of Consent to Electronic Service with the court. Usually it is easier to have your spouse complete the Acknowledgement of Service.

Cheap or Free Legal Advice in Georgia

You may find yourself in a bit of a quandary with legal questions, but that does not mean you have to give up on the idea of filing for your own Georgia divorce to keep your costs down. If you and your spouse get stuck or have a legal question or two, there is Legal Aid for Low-income Georgians. You may qualify for free or low-cost civil legal assistance through a legal aid or pro bono program. Also, try searching your question online. Most of the time you will find your answer or you can find a resource that will answer legal questions on a per question basis for a nominal fee.

Mediation in Georgia

Sometimes when couples have one issue they are unable to resolve, they may feel they cannot continue with their divorce on their own. This is not the case, a couple can still file for their own divorce, but simply need the help of a neutral third party, to help guide them through the disputed issue. Once they come to a resolution, the agreement is memorialized in the paperwork, both parties then move forward with preparing their own divorce papers. Mediation is often a wise choice when it comes to unresolved issues, especially if you do not have many. Mediation saves time and cost, as it is still less expensive than each spouse hiring a lawyer.

A Simple Divorce Process
Step 1 See if you qualify & create account!
Step 2 Answer the questions at your own pace.
Step 3 Print, sign and file your divorce forms with your local court (instantly review & print your forms online or have them sent US Priority Mail at no additional charge).

START HERE

Only $299 (flat-fee)

or 2 monthly payments of $157
or 3 monthly payments of $109
or 4 monthly payments of $84
Payment Options Do Not Delay Divorce
Instant Delivery - Instant Changes
100% Guarantee of Court Approval
or Your Money Back
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