How You Can Speed Up a Divorce

By Lois G. Schwartz | May 13, 2019

Speeding Up Your New Jersey Divorce

Has your marriage deteriorated to the point where you just want a divorce now? It’s possible for you to file for divorce and speed up the process so that you can end the marriage quicker than most. The biggest method to speeding up a divorce is by having both spouses on the same page when it comes to the most contested topics, including child support, alimony, and child custody. Below are some tips for speeding up a divorce so you don’t have to stay married any longer to your spouse.

Why You Should Speed Up Your Divorce Case

There are quite a few reasons why you should speed up the divorce case in your life. Some of those reasons include the following:

It might be required for both spouses involved in the divorce to remain living in New Jersey until the divorce is finalized. It all depends on the county in which the litigation is being held and the discretion of the judge.

How to Make the Divorce Process Faster

The absolute best way to make the divorce process go faster is by coming to an agreement with your spouse on everything. This is not uncommon, but it is also very difficult to achieve. You are getting a divorce in the first place because you likely have fought a lot and cannot agree on the most important things in your marriage, such as how to raise your children, if you have children, where you should live and how money should be handled. But, if you and your spouse are dedicated to reaching a conclusion quickly, you might be able to agree on the terms of the divorce.

This type of divorce is known as the uncontested divorce because neither spouse is contesting any terms of the divorce. Uncontested divorces can be achieved through mediation. This is a process that does not involve going in front of a judge. Instead, you are working with a mediator to come to a mutual agreement on things like child custody, alimony, child support, the sale of the family home, the division of assets and more.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line when getting divorced in New Jersey is that the only way you can speed up the process is by coming to an agreement on all the terms with your spouse. If you cannot, you will likely head to court. The case is put on a tracking system and it could take up to a year to have your divorce completed.

Contact a Cherry Hill Family Law Attorney for a Consultation About Divorce in New Jersey Today

If you are thinking about filing for divorce, or if you have already started the divorce process and are dealing with another matter such as child custody, child support, or division of assets, you need to speak with a qualified attorney. New Jersey family law attorney Lois Garber Schwartz, Esquire represents clients throughout the county area, including Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Voorhees, and Medford. We understand how challenging this time can be for you, which is why we will fight hard to protect your interests, and the interests of your loved ones, throughout the legal process. Call us at 856-375-8989 or fill out our confidential contact form to schedule a consultation. We have an office conveniently located at 1040 Kings Highway N., Suite 202, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. 

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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