In all divorce cases, there is a 60-day waiting period from the time you initiate your court action until the day the court can legally grant your divorce. With children, the court will not grant your divorce until at least 6 months have passed although there are times when the court will waive this waiting period.
Most marriages take much longer to dissolve than these statutory waiting periods. This is because spouses must negotiate details of their life from the marriage, and how property and time with children will be divided up after the divorce is final. Each divorce is different, your circumstances are different.
Most cases take 6-9 months to complete, although some complicated situations take longer.
The process of ending a marriage is not only a legal one but an emotional one, too. Your lawyer should be someone you trust to guide you through the ups and downs of this highly vulnerable time.
You want to choose someone who is always looking out for your best interests as well as those of your entire family.
As of 2018 (according to Centers for Disease Control data), the marriage rate in the United States is 6.5 per 1,000, while the divorce rate is 2.9 per 1,000. This is known as the “crude divorce rate.”
Here is a resource on Marriage and Divorce from the American Psychological Association.
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Do you have a divorce strategy? A strategy is defined as a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall goal.
When you begin working with a divorce lawyer, you will discuss the plan he or she recommends to proceed with your divorce.
It’s 2 a.m. and you can’t sleep. Should you file for divorce? Should you end your marriage? Is there anything left to salvage in the relationship? Is it time to move on? You haven’t been happy for a long time.
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