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How a Quick Divorce Works

Divorce, no matter where you are, is always a painful and anxiety-filled experience. Depending on the situation and the people involved, it can also be a lengthy process or a short and simple one. If you want your divorce to be as speedy as possible, you can always take the steps involved in a quick divorce. 

Almost 50% of marriages in the United States culminate in divorce each year. Because of this, a quick divorce has become a more cost-effective type of divorce compared to the traditional divorce litigation procedures.

While a quick divorce may not be a suitable option for everyone, it is an option that a lot of couples can benefit from. A quick divorce is particularly helpful for couples whose union did not produce children. It can also be an option for those who have no children under the age of 18. This is because such situations do not require discussions and resolutions regarding child support concerns. A quick divorce is also suitable for couples with no debts and no property division issues to take care of. If both spouses are agreeable to a speedy termination of their marriage, a quick divorce can be done in a matter of days.

In most states, the waiting period before a divorce is finalized can take up to six months or one year. However, there are states that require only 120 days until finalization of a divorce. This short waiting period is valuable for most people who want proceedings to get done as quickly as possible to avoid a negative impact on children.

A quick divorce generally works similarly with a regular one. One of the parties files for a dissolution of marriage, either in person or through a representative. Once the other party has been served with the divorce documents, he or she should merely sign the agreement and return it. If you are served with divorce documents, you typically have 20 days to answer. The actual proceedings in a quick divorce do not necessarily require your physical presence and there is no required oral testimony. When all the necessary paperwork has been signed and filed, the waiting period commences, in which a judge will agree to terminate the marriage.

A quick divorce is also considerably cheaper than the traditional litigation alternative. For people who file documents by themselves, the cost is more often than not under US$100. It covers filing fees, stamping, and certifications. A lot of people choose to file through companies offering divorce services, which charge a flat fee of US$300-500, which enable the people involved to save time and courthouse frustration.

However, a quick divorce is not advisable in certain situations. The option is not recommended in cases when:

  • Aggressive couples cannot come to an agreement on the division of properties or other issues.
  • One of the parties does not agree to sign necessary papers or cannot be located.
  • The party filing the petition has a claim or is expecting something from the other spouse, then a quick divorce is also not an option.

"Divorce should always be the last recourse..."
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