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Strategies to speed up your divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 27, 2017 | Collaborative Law |

Television and movies probably leave you with the idea that divorces can take months or even years to finalize. In some ways, popular portrayals are correct. But there are strategies you can use to speed up your divorce. This post will go over those strategies.

Before you file for divorce, you should do your research. Look into your financial documents, research the expensive assets your family owns, and other information. The m ore you know about your family’s finances, the easier your divorce will go because you are less dependent on your other spouse disclosing the information.

Another tip is to talk it over with your spouse. This isn’t an easy option, many people divorce because communication breaks down. But a hotly contested divorce is much longer to finalize, than a collaborative one. Additionally, if you both agree, you can work together to finalize the divorce.

For instance, you can hire a mediator or instruct your attorneys to work together on the divorce. Collaborative divorce is a growing trend among divorcing couples, and they are much cheaper than traditional litigated divorce (assuming the spouses can work together throughout the process).

Filing for divorce is a big decision. Before you take that bit step, you may want to consult with a lawyer. It is crucial that you understand the contours of divorce and all of the attendant risks. An attorney can talk through the issues you will confront and help you prepare. The best way to handle your divorce is to prepare; a lawyer can help you prepare.