How You Can Speed Up Your Divorce
Most people want to get through their divorce process as quickly as possible. There is, of course, the emotional toil that the divorce process can put on a person that encourages haste, but there are also factors such as business ownership, child custody or other important issues that both parties would typically rather resolve as soon as possible so they can move forward with their lives.
So what are some of the steps you can take to speed up your divorce? Here are a few strategies you can employ.
- Mediation: Negotiating the terms of your divorce through mediation is one of the best ways you can avoid lengthy delays and litigation. This process gives you control over the outcome of your divorce and keeps you out of the bloated and overburdened court system.
- Uncontested divorce: This is the fastest type of divorce option available, but it’s also only available in a small number of circumstances. In such a divorce, one party will not contest any of the issues in the divorce. This dramatically decreases the time to process the divorce and the amount of money the divorce will cost.
- No-fault divorces: Attempting to divorce with fault-based grounds can extend the process because it requires you to present evidence of that fault, while your spouse will mount a defense. No-fault divorces allow you to avoid those delays and simply state there was an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, allowing you to move forward efficiently through the process.
Interested in learning about additional strategies you can implement to move quickly through the divorce process? Contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Solutions Divorce Mediation.