Law Office of Michael Tonder, P.C.

65 Pineville Road, Suite 2
Monroeville, AL 36460

P.O. Box 337
Excel, AL 36439‎


No fault divorce

No one goes into a marriage thinking about how it will end.

We take vows that only death will end the marriage. Unfortunately, many marriages end in divorce.

Sometimes a spouse in unfaithful.

Sometimes finances destroy the marriage.

Sometimes a couple just want to go different directions in life.

It happens.


Years ago, it was difficult to get a divorce. A divorce was allowed for only a handful of reasons and you had to allege and prove them.

Times have changed and the law recognizes there are times when two people can just not get along and that it is in everyone’s best interest that they separate. Couples seeking to get a divorce can seek a “no fault” divorce.

Basically, the parties agree that they need to divorce and don’t want to fight about it.

Is it easy to get a no fault divorce?

The main issue in getting a no fault divorce is to make sure all the paperwork is done correctly, it clearly states the parties’ intentions, and that it is filed in the correct court. If children are involved and custody and child support needs to be determined, there are extra forms and language that need to be used.

Once submitted, the judge will review the paperwork to make sure everything is proper. If everything is done correctly, the judge will eventually grant the divorce.

If the couple cannot agree on how to separate assets or child custody, the judge will not grant the divorce and the parties will have to go before the judge to argue, which can make the case become, expensive and take much longer. It also takes even more of a mental toll on the parties.

If you live in Monroeville, Evergreen, Atmore, Thomasville, or Jackson and are at the point to where you and your spouse are discussing divorcing, please call us to discuss your options.

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