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How to Obtain a Quick Divorce

When a couple decides to dissolve a marriage, it could be a year before the divorce is actually finalized. In contested divorces in which couples have high assets, children and property, these cases may end up in a lengthy trial. However, with the help of a Rhode Island alimony lawyer, you can be on your way to a speedy divorce.

Here are some ways to ensure your divorce moves quickly:

  • Talk to your spouse. Before seeking legal counsel, have a conversation about your intent to file for divorce. See if you can hash out some of the details on your own. Agree on the divorce terms before talking to your attorney.
  • File for an uncontested divorce. In Rhode Island, you can file for a contested or uncontested divorce. When submitting your paperwork to the clerk, choose the uncontested divorce track. This means you might only need to attend one hearing before your divorce is recognized by the court. A contested divorce may go to trial.
  • File for a no fault divorce. When filing for a fault divorce, you must provide grounds and subsequently prove those grounds. During a no fault divorce, you can simply cite “irreconcilable differences,” which requires no proof.
  • Try ADR. If you and your spouse cannot agree on certain terms of your divorce, try a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) before heading to trial. Mediation, arbitration and collaborative law are types of ADR that may be helpful.
  • Hire an attorney. As soon as you have discussed filing for divorce with your spouse, contact a team of Providence, RI divorce lawyers. An attorney helps you get on the right track to a speedy divorce.

Whether your divorce is simple or complicated, Kirshenbaum Law Associates is here to help. Our years of experience and depth of knowledge assist couples needing a quick divorce.