The process of divorce isn’t one that is fast. You should plan for this to take time when you are trying to make plans for your future. Typically, it is faster if the parties can negotiate to come up with a settlement, but it is possible to have the court make those decisions if necessary. Having to go through a trial is often less desirable because it takes longer, requires more preparation and costs more.
In some cases, the marital dissolution matters that have to be worked through will invoke strong emotions from both sides. Instead of focusing on your anger, you should take a practical stance for these negotiations. This means looking at the situation from the standpoint of someone who isn’t involved in it. You might be able to find suitable solutions to the matters that are truly important. You may also realize that not everything is worth fighting over.
We know that there are a lot of uncertainties right now. We are here to work with you to find out what options you have and evaluate those based on your goals for the case. By doing this, you have a chance to think about what is possible without having to be pressured by your ex.
The two areas that are likely going to be the most stressful are child custody and property division. If you have a prenuptial agreement, the property division might not be problematic. Unfortunately, you can’t include provisions for child custody in these orders. This means that you will have to determine what needs to happen at the time of the divorce. We will stand up for your rights during that process.