How to speed up your divorce

If you’re going through a divorce in Kentucky, you already have enough to deal with. The last thing you probably want is for your divorce case to drag on and on indefinitely. The good news is that your divorce attorney also has the same goal of getting your case resolved as quickly as possible. The following are a few ways to speed up your divorce.

Choose your battles wisely

You may not get along with your ex, but arguing about everything will only prolong your divorce case. Do your best to come to an agreement with your soon-to-be-ex about important issues like:

  • Child custody
  • Alimony
  • Child support payments
  • Division of assets

If you can’t resolve conflict on your own, consider scheduling mediation sessions with both of your family law attorneys. Your attorneys may be able to help you preserve the peace while you’re working through difficult matters.

Cooperate with your attorney

Your attorney will probably request a lot of information from you, such as bank statements and tax records. Each time your attorney contacts you, make sure you respond as soon as possible. Failing to cooperate with your lawyer within a reasonable amount of time may delay your divorce.

Strive for an uncontested divorce

One of the fastest ways to get through the divorce process is to strive for an uncontested divorce. This is when both parties agree about specific things pertaining to the divorce to avoid a lengthy and costly court case. In an uncontested divorce, issues like child and spousal support payments, the division of debt and the division of assets are mutually agreed upon.

Divorce is already hard enough, so working to speed up the process could benefit everyone. Even if you and your spouse don’t agree about everything, you can use the above suggestions to try to end your divorce sooner rather than later.