Say you want to get a divorce, and you have one goal: You’d like it to go as quickly and smoothly as possible. You want to end the relationship and spend as little time doing it as possible.
There are some factors you can’t control. Divorce with children may take longer, for instance, just because there are more details to sort out. But what can you do to speed things up?
Keep things amicable
One of the best things you can do is to keep things amicable. This means working with your spouse to end the marriage, doing what you can to keep things civil, and potentially filing for an uncontested divorce.
Rather than working against one another, which takes more time since the court has to find solutions, you work together and cooperate whenever you can. You can make decisions in minutes that would have taken weeks of court dates to solve otherwise.
An amicable divorce may also allow you to stay friends — or at least remain on good terms. This is common when both people want to get divorced. They’re not engaged in some sort of costly, long-term “legal battle.” They’re just two people navigating the legal system to get the change in their life that they desire.
What steps should you take?
An amicable divorce may be faster and easier, but you still do need to make sure that you know exactly what steps you should take and what rights you have. This is especially true if you have children together or if you have a high level of assets.