What Can I Do to Speed Up the Divorce Process?Tuesday, March 26th, 2019, 10:22 pm
When you and your spouse have reached the point that you want a divorce, you both may want the process to be over and done with as soon as possible. That way, you don’t have to deal with each other ever again (unless you have children, of course). But divorces can take time—often months, and in some cases, years. What can you do to speed up the process? Here are a few tips.
Work it Out
If you and your spouse can’t come to a compromise, it’s going to drag things out longer. If you’re able to sit down and decide how you want to split your possessions and debts, the court is likely to go along with your decisions. It’s not always possible for the two of you to come to an agreement, of course, but if it is, it certainly speeds up the process. Mediation is often much easier than going to trial, plus it’s faster and not as costly. If the two of you believe you can work things out without a judge getting involved, it’s worth trying.
If you have your financial records and other information ready to go, you will be able to move more quickly in the early stages of the divorce. The court needs to see what your assets and debts look like, so being able to provide that can cut down the amount of time spent gathering information.
While a lack of communication may have led you to seek divorce, it shouldn’t be the thing that prevents you from getting divorced. When your spouse, their attorney, or the court asks you for information or needs something from you, respond as soon as you can. Don’t be stubborn and withhold information just so you can feel like you’re winning. That’s only going to drag things out.
Don’t Wait to Get an Attorney
Having a legal expert on your side can greatly help speed up the process. The attorneys at the FK Law Group understand divorce and what you need to present your case. If you want to move through the divorce quickly, contact us today for a consultation.