Preparation is key for a quick divorce

Getting divorced can be a lengthy process but with some preparation and planning it doesn’t have to be. If you want to speed up the divorce process there are steps that can be taken, especially if you will be having an amicable break-up with your spouse. Before you make any decisions about your divorce take the time to research and weigh your options. The more you prepare in advance the more confident you will be during your divorce proceedings.

Working together for the same common goal

To begin think about whether you and your spouse can work together on important divorce-related issues such as alimony, property and debt division, child support and custody. If you have decided to get divorced together, you should be working towards a common goal. Preparing for divorce together before formally filing will make the divorce process much quicker.

Another way to a quick divorce is learning to communicate and compromise. Be prepared for tough conversations and consider the bigger picture of your life post-divorce. What do you realistically need to rebuild and start fresh? Do you want to keep the house once your divorce is finalized? If so, how will you pay the mortgage? Which marital assets are worth keeping and which are not?

You can also speed up your divorce process by being organized. Start a file of documents and collect as much important paperwork related to your marriage as you can including estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, and healthcare directives. In addition, courts require both spouses to provide full financial disclosures, so you will need lists of your joint assets, account statements, joint debts, tax returns, and retirement plans, to name a few.

Getting the assistance you need

If your spouse is uncommunicative or you need further assistance, a qualified divorce attorney can help you avoid costly mistakes that might impact your settlement.

For help with amicable divorces, Green Giraffe Legal Services has created unique flat fee divorce services for couples not looking to litigate every issue. Our team will work with you to create a flat rate quote that includes developing a plan and filing for divorce, preparing financial disclosures and drafting your Marital Settlement Agreement. Most importantly, we will collaborate with you on making the best and most appropriate decisions.