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Four Things You Need to Get a Divorce Quickly
Divorce is never a fun process to go through. However, it's sometimes really necessary. You might have found yourself in a situation where you need to get divorced as quickly as possible, and you want the process to be flawless. These are four things you need to make that happen:
The first thing you need before you can get a divorce in any state is a reason to apply. Officials will only approve divorces if the filers have grounds on which to divorce the other person. Adultery, cruelty, and abandonment are examples of grounds that some states allow for divorce proceedings. Irreconcilable differences are another reason a couple may get a divorce. That's a no-fault reason that's generally quick to resolve if both parties have the elements they need to move forward. A no-fault divorce can sometimes conclude in two months or less.
Facts and Information
The filing spouse needs to have facts and information to provide his or her case. In other words, the spouse cannot accuse the other person of adultery with no proof. The judge may throw the case out the window at that point, and neither party will be granted a divorce. It's better to come to court with dates, witness statements, video footage, and other evidence that can prove that the accusation the filer is making is correct. You will need to remember that if you're thinking about filing for a divorce based on adultery.
Money for Filing
You will need money for a divorce, whether you are hiring an attorney or not. You'll have to submit a filing fee to file the paperwork if you're going to represent yourself. You must ensure that all parts of the paperwork are completed correctly so that you don't have to do anything twice. You'll also need money to make copies of some of the paperwork. You may need to set aside some cash to send the divorce papers to your spouse as well. For example, you may have to pay a delivery person to take it to your spouse and get a signature for it. Therefore, it's always good to have a decent amount of money stashed away for the proceedings.
A Respectable Attorney
Finally, you'll need a reliable divorce lawyer for your case. This person should be a transparent attorney with a strong reputation and many case wins. You should also ensure that he or she is compassionate, empathetic, and available. Reading the reviews of former and current clients is an excellent way to judge how fantastic of a provider the attorney is. You won't have to seal the deal until you meet with the prospective lawyer for the consultation. You should know after that whether you want to hire that provider or not.
You can have a flawless and successful divorce proceeding if you have all the elements listed above. Don't try to do it without representation if you want it to end perfectly. Instead, schedule an appointment with an attorney who seems reasonable.