When you decide that it is time to end your marriage, you probably want to do everything you can to ensure that the divorce proceedings conclude as quickly as possible. Whether you are the petitioner or the respondent, there are several things that you can do to make your divorce as amicable as possible. In part one of this two-part series, we will review three simple tasks that will help you navigate the divorce process as efficiently as possible.

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Don’t Rush Your Spouse

In situations where the decision to divorce is not mutual, there will be one partner that struggles with the emotions of preparing for a significant life change. When spouses are in different places in terms of accepting the divorce, the spouse who has come to terms with it may begin to feel impatient. Rushing your spouse can be counterproductive, and it may be more beneficial to participate in some sort of joint counseling to alleviate as much tension as possible.

Agree on a Timeframe

Once you are both on the same page and have accepted that your marriage is coming to an end, it is a good idea to have an honest conversation about when each of you would like to have the proceedings concluded by. Having an agreed-upon timeframe will help foster cooperation as you both work toward a shared goal, and knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel may make negotiations more amicable.

Determine the Need for Legal Representation

When a couple decides to get divorced, they may be uncertain as to whether or not they can benefit from having legal representation. Depending on the nature of your separation, your shared assets, and child custody preferences, hiring a well-qualified divorce lawyer can prove to be advantageous in receiving the best possible outcome on your case. Not only will you have a professional in your corner going to bat for you, but you will get the benefit of his or her knowledge of local divorce and custody laws.

Tucson Divorce Lawyer

Having appropriate expectations about how long the divorce process will take and determining whether or not you can benefit from hiring a divorce lawyer are just a couple of steps you can take to have to ensure smooth divorce proceedings. At the Dorris Law Group, we will gladly provide a free consultation to determine if you can benefit from our services. If you decide to have our team work for you, we can review reasonable timeframes in which your divorce can be finalized. In our next article, we’ll review three additional steps that you can take to help ensure your divorce is settled as amicably as possible. Check back soon, and feel free to contact our office to learn more about how we can help you.