Simple Steps to Make Your Divorce Go Faster
Divorce can be a long, arduous process, but there are some steps you can take to make things go a little faster and more smoothly. Here are a few examples:
- Be compliant during discovery: When you’re asked to produce certain documents or information, submit them as quickly as possible. Don’t ask why or argue about it at all — that’s just wasting time, and you’re required to submit certain documents anyway. Discovery is one of the parts of the divorce that can have a whole lot of wasted time if one of the spouses takes too long or puts up a fuss about providing documentation.
- Use subpoenas: If you’re dealing with a difficult spouse during discovery, you can use subpoenas to compel the other party to submit that information, rather than just sitting around hoping they’ll provide it. This could save you a significant amount of time.
- Attend mediation: Mediation can be an extremely effective process during the divorce. Simply having a third party present to act as a sort of referee during divorce-related discussions can help create a more focused and efficient dialogue, resulting in faster decision making.
- Be willing to compromise: If you are unwilling to compromise, you’ll find the divorce process will take much longer and will be more likely to go to trial, where you’ll rack up significantly more expenses. You’re never going to get everything you want out of your divorce settlement. Making concessions and compromises here and there will build momentum in the divorce processes and make the entire process smoother and more amicable.
- Work with an experienced attorney: Make sure you have an attorney with a long history of working divorce cases. These professionals have seen just about everything there is to see in the realm of family law and divorce and will be able to guide you through the process as quickly and painlessly as possible, given your circumstances.
For more information on expediting the divorce process, consult a knowledgeable Long Island divorce lawyer with Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.