There’s no doubt about it: Divorce is painful and emotionally draining. If you’ve decided to pull the plug on your marriage, you may be concerned about how long it will take, and even whether you’re making the right move. While you may feel like everything is out of your control in this stressful time, you do have a series of decisions to make throughout the divorce process – even if it seems like none of the options are good ones. You likely want to expedite your divorce so you can move on to the next chapter of your life without the strain of a loveless marriage. So, how do you navigate the potential minefield of divorce and protect yourself?
File an Uncontested, No-Fault Divorce & Agree on the Terms of the Divorce
The most straightforward answer about how to expedite your divorce is you will have to file an uncontested, no-fault divorce that an attorney has reviewed. Not only will you save on heftier legal fees, but it will also save you a lot of stress in the long run. That’s because this creates a more amicable breakup where you can forego a long, expensive, and painful trial. One of the ways you can avoid litigation is to go through the process of mediation, where an objective 3rd party will help you and your estranged spouse decide on the terms of your divorce decree without involving a family court judge.
Your divorce will progress more quickly if you agree with your soon-to-be ex-spouse on:
- Child custody
- Child visitation
- Child support
- Property division
- Division of assets and debt
- Life and health insurance
Will I Need an Attorney for a Quick Divorce?
You may think you can wipe your hands clean of your marriage without involving legal counsel, but this could prove a critical mistake on your part. It’s a good idea to have a divorce lawyer check your marital settlement agreement, at least, to ensure it’s not one-sided. Your spouse should hire their own attorney to review the agreement, as one attorney cannot represent both of you. It may be a good idea to involve other professionals to reach a more amicable divorce, such as a couples counselor who can help you express your needs as the marriage works toward dissolution.
Are you considering divorce, but you’re worried it will be emotionally and financially draining? It doesn’t have to be. Contact us today for a consultation by dialing (937) 468-3796.