Tips for a Faster Divorce

faster divorce, Aurora family law attorneyDivorces, like marriages, are as unique as the individuals involved. Some approach the process looking to extract a measure of revenge against a spouse who wronged them, while others just want the proceedings to be as smooth as possible. Regardless of what a person is looking to accomplish in divorce, virtually nobody wants the process to drag on for months. Once you have made the decision to end your marriage, there are some things you can do to help facilitate faster divorce proceedings.

Be Prepared

Before you file for divorce, it is important to get yourself organized. Inventory what you have, including furniture, investments, and any other property. Preparing a comprehensive list of what you have will allow you to develop a better understanding of what you want following the divorce. Deciding what you want includes more than physical property and cash; you also need to establish whether you should ask for spousal maintenance or primary parenting responsibilities for your children.

Communicate in Advance

If you and your spouse can work together reasonably well, you should be able to save significant time in the divorce process. Discussing a possible divorce settlement before filing can allow you to move through the proceedings much more quickly. You do not necessarily need to resolve every possible issue right away, but establishing a cooperative spirit early on can lead much easier negotiations down the road.

Negotiate and Compromise

During a contentious divorce, weeks and months can be spent simply waiting for court dates or rulings by the judge. However, if you and your spouse can hammer out a workable divorce agreement, you may only need to go to court one time to have your settlement approved. By leaving relatively few issues to be decided in the courtroom, you can obtain your finalized judgment much faster than in a fully-litigated divorce.

Be Attentive to the Process

Throughout your divorce, there will be forms to complete, paperwork to file, and deadlines to meet. Missed deadlines and incomplete paperwork will only serve to extend the proceedings. Be sure that you fully understand what is required of you and comply with any court-issued orders or directives. This is often made much easier by working closely with a qualified divorce attorney.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you have made the decision to pursue a divorce, contact an experienced DuPage County family law attorney for assistance. We will work with you in getting the equitable divorce settlement you deserve as quickly as possible. Call the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C. today at [[phone]] for a confidential consultation.

 

Sources:

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/what-is-the-fastest-way-to-get-unhitched

http://www.indystar.com/story/money/2016/06/22/pete-planner-both-spouses-need-financial-skills/86164700/

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