Ways to Speed Up Your Divorce: Part 1
You have reached a point in your life and your marriage when divorce is the best path forward. If you’re like most of our clients at Oxendine Law, you have labored over the decision for months or years before taking the first step. By the time you begin the divorce process, you are ready to push through it as quickly as possible so you can move on and begin the next chapter of your life.
The bad news is that there are many reasons divorces can take a long time to complete. The good news is that many of them are within your control. Our family law team helps client after client reach the swift and fair divorce they want, using these and other important tips specific to each unique case.
Be Clear About Your Goals
From day one, it’s important to remember that your divorce attorney is on your side. Our ultimate goal is to get the best possible result for you. If that includes completing your divorce in as little time as possible, let us know from the start that this is a high priority for you.
This is especially true if there is a particular deadline you have in mind. Perhaps you want to complete the divorce before the middle of the summer, so your kids have time to settle into a new routine before the next school year starts, or you want to marry someone else around a particular month or date. Be clear about these mental deadlines. We’ll be able to let you know if they are reasonable and will do everything, we can to help you reach your goals.
Initiate the Divorce the Right Way
The way you start a conversation, or an interaction sets the tone for that entire interaction. The same goes for divorce. No matter how you feel about your spouse, it will help you both if you begin the divorce process in the most cordial and respectful way possible.
Other than in rare situations when your safety could be in danger, it may be best to have a calm discussion with your spouse about the possibility to divorce to discuss your thought process and why you think it would be better for everyone involved, rather than blindsiding them with divorce papers when they didn’t even realize you were considering divorce. However, that decision should be made by you and your attorney so that your attorney can give you tips and advice for the best way to navigate that process. We always support that the less you and your spouse argue throughout the process, the more quickly it will finish, so a proper discussion can help everyone in the long run.
Getting On with Your Life
When two married people are trying to detangle their lives from each other, it is bound to be messy and stressful. As experienced divorce attorneys, our team at Oxendine Law knows the ins and outs of Georgia family law as well as the court systems in the various counties around Atlanta. We can help you not only reach a favorable outcome but reach it with as little time as hassle as possible. To start the process, call Oxendine Law today to schedule a meeting. For more important tips on speeding up your divorce, keep an eye out for our next blog: part two of our blog series about how to speed up your divorce.