Frequently Asked Questions


How much does an Uncontested Divorce cost?

Uncontested divorces without minor children start at $950 plus court imposed fees.

Uncontested divorces with minor children start at $1500 plus court imposed fees.

The total cost will be determined at your consultation and you will be quoted a final fee.  No surprises, no $50 phone call or $25 email.  That’s the beauty of flat fee legal service.  

Harmon and Gorove charges a $50 consultation fee, payable at the time you schedule your appointment, that can be applied to your total fees if you file.

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce refers to the level of agreement between the divorcing parties regarding the grounds for divorce and the division of assets and liabilities. In other words, the divorcing parties have come to an agreement on how to divide marital assets and debts, child support, child custody and alimony.

What is the difference between a Will and a Living Will?

The State of Georgia recognizes the right of a competent adult person to make a written directive known as a living will or medical directive, instructing his or her physician to withhold or withdraw life sustaining procedures in the event of a terminal condition. A simple will provides instructions for settling your final debts and dividing your property amongst your heirs after your passing.

How much does a will cost?

Our estate planning package costs $1,000. That covers your initial consultation, the drafting of your documents (for you and a spouse) and the review and signing process. While other attorneys charge hundreds of dollars an hour to perform this service, we charge a fair, flat fee that covers everything. No hidden fees, no $15 for an email or $25 for a phone call. You pay what we agree to and that’s it.

What if I die without a Will?

If you die without a will in Georgia, then state law will determine the individuals who will receive your property, and the Courts will decide the remaining issues. For example, the court will appoint a guardian for any minor children. Also, the court will appoint an administrator to distribute your property and allow the administrator to retain a fee for his or her work.

Who needs a Will?

All adults should have a will. This is especially true if you are married, have children, or have any assets. In addition to distributing your assets to the persons you desire, a will allows you to specify the individual you would like to have custody of your minor children, and also specify your wishes for your final resting place and the handling of your remains. Having a valid will ensures that your property will be distributed without significant costs and your final wishes are honored.

What is a Will?

A Last Will and Testament is a document which allows you to transfer property you hold in your name at the time of your death to the person(s) you want to have it. A Will also typically names a person or persons you select to be your personal representative (or “Executor”) to carry out your wishes and also names a guardian if you have minor children. A Will only becomes effective upon your death and after it is admitted to probate.

Can I keep my home and personal property?

In most cases, you keep your property. However, only after providing your attorney with a list of all your Assets can this question be answered.

What debts are wiped out?

Generally speaking, all debts are eliminated, except for the following:

  • Debts which have are determined by the Bankruptcy Court to be non-dischargeable as the result of debts created through false pretenses or misrepresentations or for money or property obtained by fraud or for damages arising for willful and malicious injury to property;
  • Certain taxes;
  • Certain Debts which you fail to list on the schedules;
    Debts owed to a spouse, former spouse, or child for alimony, maintenance and support; or incurred as the result of a property settlement agreement;
  • Debts for fines, penalties, restitution or forfeitures payable to a governmental unit or as the result of a conviction in a criminal case;
  • Debts because of damages, injuries or death resulting from driving while intoxicated;
  • Educational or student loans.

Who can file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

You must not have been granted a Chapter 7 discharge within the last 8 years or completed a Chapter 13 plan within the last six years with a repayment of less than 70% to unsecured creditors.

What Property can I keep?

The answer is, probably a lot, but there are many Bankruptcy exemptions and they differ from state to state. Only once we have a complete list of all your assets can we give you an exact answer.

What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is filed when a Debtor cannot afford to make a meaningful payback to Creditors. Most unsecured debts are discharged (wiped out). Secured debts, such as cars, houses, and furniture can continued to be paid directly by the Debtor if he or she desires to keep the collateral.