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3 Ways You Can Reduce The Length Of Your Divorce Proceedings


A divorce can take a toll on your emotionally, so it's important to get through it quickly. Here are three ways you can make sure you're getting what you deserve while also getting your divorce over with quickly.

Have a Prenuptial or Post-Nuptial Agreement On Hand

A good way to reduce the length of a divorce is to use a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement. These agreements are typically drawn up when you get married or after you get married in the case that you have come into money or have assets to protect. 

A prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement can predetermine several things including:

  • The amount a spouse will receive in alimony
  • Child support
  • Child visitation or custody rights
  • The division of assets or funds

With one of these contracts in place, you simply turn it into the court, and if it's a legal contract, you and the other party will need to abide by it to split your assets. If there are any arguments about the agreement, then you will want to hire an attorney.

Hire an Attorney

Hiring an attorney like those at the David Borts Law Office is one way to make your divorce less stressful and to reduce the time it takes. How does an attorney help?

  1. An attorney files your paperwork for you, so it's accurate and won't be returned by the court due to errors. 
  2. Your attorney can participate in negotiations with the other party, so you don't need to be there or be stressed over the situation. 
  3. Your attorney can represent you in court appearances, allowing you to maintain a normal life while your attorney does the hard work. 

Because your attorney is familiar with family law and divorce law, he can protect you against unfair agreements. Your attorney won't be as emotional as you or the other party may be, so he can help you know when to sign off on an agreement and when you should ask for more. 

Go to Mediation

Another way to get through your divorce quickly is to go to mediation with your ex-spouse. There, a non-biased attorney works with you and your ex to determine a fair and equitable distribution of your assets. You can both point out your concerns, and the attorney will discuss how each part of an agreement can affect either side. With this educational help, you and your ex can come to an agreement that is satisfactory for both sides in a much shorter time. 

These are a few ways to reduce the length of your divorce proceedings. From mediation to prenuptial agreements, there are many ways you can protect yourself and make sure this situation is the least stressful as possible. 


13 April 2015