Monday, July 30, 2018

Things that Can Make a Divorce More Lengthy

A divorce is a tough time for anyone involved. Once you've decided to split ways with your spouse, you are likely ready to get the process rolling and over with as quickly as possible. That's what this week's blog is all about - things that can make a divorce drag out longer than necessary. As your experienced divorce attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know what can slow down the divorce process. If you're looking to get through the process in a timely manner, avoid the below items, if possible.

Going Back & Forth A LOT

The back and forth of communication can tend to drag out a divorce. It takes time for lawyers to put the paperwork together and send to your spouse's attorney. If you have a lot of back and forth communications between you and your spouse's lawyers, it can make the divorce process take longer than needed.

Not Agreeing to Settlement Offers

Community property is a major debate when it comes to divorce. Deciding who gets the physical items accrued during your divorce can be tricky. This is a stage that can take a while to come to an agreement. If you're looking to speed things along, consider making a generous settlement offer of how your items should be dispersed.

Gathering Financial Documents

Getting financial statements together and organized can take some time. It can also take a load of time for you and your attorney to process through these documents. If you're looking to speed things along, request the minimum amount of financial documentation needed. This can help cut back on paperwork, therefore speeding the process along a bit.

Getting Pregnant

If you get pregnant while trying to get divorced, the process may take longer than anticipated. Even if you are pregnant with someone else's baby, this will put a damper on your divorce process. You can still work through the proceedings of a divorce while pregnant, but the finalization of your divorce will not be approved until the baby is born.

Now that you know what things can drag out a divorce, you know what to avoid as you get started with the divorce process. If you're thinking about filing for divorce, contact our Lake of the Ozarks divorce attorney. Our lawyer can help walk you through the filing process and let you know how to move forward. Here at Gibbons Law Firm, we know this can be a difficult time and we want to help you get through it as quickly as possible. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.

Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.

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