Ending Your Marriage Amicably

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Ending Your Marriage Amicably

Nothing is more terrifying than ending your marriage. After years of building a life together, it can be difficult to move forward separately. When I decided that things weren't going to work out with my first husband, it took a lot of courage to meet with a divorce lawyer and take care of things. However, working with the lawyer was one of the best decisions that I made. In addition to diffusing the situation, my lawyer helped me to ask for the right things and get what I deserved. My blog is dedicated to helping other people to end their own marriages amicably.

Tips For Speeding Up Your Divorce

When you are looking to finalize a divorce quickly, the typical advice will be to come to an agreement with your spouse on things, which will simplify the process so that all you need a judge for is the final approval on the agreement.  Sometimes that is not fast enough for some couples, which is where these tips come into play.

Get Divorced in Another State

There can be many legal requirements regarding how soon you can get divorced, with states having their own laws regarding a minimum amount of time and mandatory separation period.  For instance, the period is as little as 6 weeks in the state of Nevada, and as long as a year in Connecticut.  No-fault divorces also require mandatory separation in some states before the paperwork can be filed, while others don't have it. Consider getting the divorce in a state that has a shorter time requirement, or doesn't have the separation requirement if you really want to speed things up.

Look Into Summary Divorce

Summary divorces are more streamlined because they bypass most hoops that people must go through.  There is there less paperwork and court appearances necessary to finalize the divorce, but there are some strict requirements that must be met. 

Each state has their own requirements, but common themes between them includes having a marriage that was for a short period of time, having a low value of shared marital property, not having any children involved, and refusing any type of spousal support. Summary divorces still have a waiting period before the divorce can be finalized, which makes this type of divorce recommended if you believe that the legal process would be unnecessarily long if you went with traditional divorce proceedings.

Use a Dissolution Judgment

There are states that allow dissolution judgments, which can speed up the actual divorce process, but deal with issues like dividing assets later on.  Some people prefer this because they are more concerned about having the status of being single once again, and dividing their assets is a low priority.  This is often an option if the asset division process will be lengthy, and you do not want that holding up your ability to be single again.  Many people do this if they are looking to get married again, and it's possible that the divorce proceedings could take much longer than anticipated.

For more help with a quick divorce, be sure to use a family law attorney and visit