How to Expedite the Divorce Process

IL divorce lawyerPeople going through a divorce typically want the process over with as soon as possible. Delays in a divorce case are not only stressful, but they are also very costly. Spouses do not want to pay the exorbitant fees associated with a lengthy trial or mediation process, and they usually want to move forward in their new life as soon as possible. If you are going through a divorce, below are some ways to expedite the process so your divorce is finalized as quickly as possible.

Keep Fighting to a Minimum

Fighting with your spouses will always prolong the divorce process. Every time there is a dispute, there are additional court hearings or mediation sessions and all of that takes more time and money. Of course, you do not want to give in on every term just to expedite the divorce, as that could result in you signing some of your rights away. Still, it is important to identify early in the process what is most important to you and what terms you are willing to compromise on with your spouse. This is the surest way to expedite the divorce process.

Collect Documents Quickly

You will need to collect many documents when going through a divorce, including tax returns, school schedules, and banking documents. When working with an attorney during your divorce, they will likely ask for these documents fairly early in the process. When they do, you should submit them as soon as possible. Before handing them over to any other party, an attorney will need to thoroughly review these documents to gain a better understanding of your case. Other times, they will need to make certain calculations based on that information. The sooner you can provide what is requested of you, the sooner your case will be finalized.

Compromise on Custody

If your divorce is going to involve children, child custody is going to be one of the biggest issues in the case. Unless you can prove that your spouse is endangering the child, or will if they are awarded custody, there is little you can do to avoid your spouse spending at least some time with your child.

The child endangerment accusation has a very high burden of proof. It is not enough to say that your spouse lets your child eat a lot of junk food, or that they do not enroll the child in certain extra-curricular activities. You have to prove that your child will be in serious danger, and that is usually extremely challenging if there are not certain circumstances, such as domestic violence. As such, remain willing to compromise on the terms of child custody, just as you should with all other terms.

Work with an Illinois Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is a legal process and one mistake could result in considerable delays. A Geneva divorce lawyer will understand the process, ensure no mistakes are made and give you the best chance of securing the fair settlement you deserve. If you are getting a divorce, call our skilled attorneys at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio at 630-920-8855 to schedule a free consultation and to learn how we can help get your divorce settled as quickly as possible.

 

Source:

https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?ActID=2086&ChapterID=59&SeqStart=6000000&SeqEnd=8300000

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