Madison, AL asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Alabama

Q: What if I am not sure if my husband would agree on a uncontested divorce.

What if we cannot agree on a uncontested and am forced to go with a contested? Would I be out of money after paying for the uncontested or will I beable to use the money I put on a uncontested towards a contested?

1 Lawyer Answer

Michael L Capleone

  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: It depends on the individual attorney and agreement that is entered into between the Client and Attorney.

For example: In a case where a client has retained me for an uncontested divorce that later becomes contested; I just apply the amount of attorney fees already paid by the client to what retainer I charge (All of this by contractual agreement of course.)

To answer your question, not necessarily. It depends on what you and your attorney agree upon.

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