Is There a Way to Speed Up the Divorce Process?

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Length of Time for Divorce

One complaint we often hear from clients is that the divorce process is taking too long. Clients want to be freed of their marriage as soon as possible and dislike the slow pace of the New York court system. Actually, there are several options for speeding up a divorce. To learn more, you should reach out to a Long Island divorce lawyer to discuss ways to pick up the pace.

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Speed Up a Divorce by Agreeing to Key Issues

An uncontested divorce takes less time than a contested divorce, so winnowing down the contested issues could make it easier to obtain your divorce decree. In a divorce, a judge will need to do the following:

  • Establish a custody schedule
  • Order child support
  • Decide whether one spouse should pay spousal maintenance or support
  • Divide marital property
  • Divide marital debts

It is possible for couples to reach an agreement on any and all of these issues, which can decrease the amount of time it takes to get divorced.


Get Organized

You might seek an uncontested divorce but want to ensure that it goes as quickly as possible. Streamline the process by collecting all evidence of your income and marital property/debts. The judge needs this information, so you should have everything lined up before filing.

Divorces tend to be “paper heavy”, so be sure to discuss what other documents you will need with your divorce attorney and gather them ahead of time. This can speed up the process.

Speak with a Long Island Divorce Attorney at Petroske Riezenman & Meyers

Divorce is a life-changing occurrence, but it shouldn’t take more of your life than necessary. Our lawyers have helped hundreds of people get divorced in a quick and efficient manner, and we are anxious to put our experience to work for you. For more information, please schedule a free consultation by calling or submitting an online message.

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