This title is counterintuitive to how you feel about the divorce process. After all, why would you want to draw out the fighting, litigation, costs, and other negative processes that necessarily come with divorce?
The reason: Faster doesn’t always mean better.
Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, working out a fair arrangement for both you and your spouse will take time. Moreover, with the rest of your lives hanging in the balance, it’s important that you do the process methodically and do it right. By hiring a divorce attorney and better understanding the risks of a quick divorce, you can do both.
Potential Oversights in a Quick Divorce Proceeding
For example, you may waive discovery, trusting that your spouse has disclosed all of his or her assets to you. However, if he or she hasn’t, you may never find out what was missing and leave money on the table as a result. Likewise, if you intentionally hide property or assets believing you can get away with it because the divorce process is moving along quickly, the case may be reopened. This defeats the purpose of proceeding quickly in the first place.
Another issue with quick divorces is that on occasion, they can cost more than a more methodical, steady approach. Typically, these costs come in the form of mistakes you’ve made during the divorce. For example, if you rush through property division and don’t fully understand what you’re signing for, chances are you may receive less than you should of the money in a property. Or, conversely, you may end up overpaying your former spouse for something else.
Truth be told, a lot of the supposed “benefits” of fast-tracking a divorce can easily be seen as drawbacks as well. As such, it’s important that you consider your strategy carefully before you and your spouse agree to get divorced as quickly as possible.
Hire a Divorce Lawyer in Wheaton, Naperville, and Surrounding Cities for Your Case
One of the biggest mistakes any couple makes, regardless of whether they try to expedite their case, is in not hiring a divorce attorney. Some couples believe they can save money – but not necessarily speed up – their case doing so.
At Lawrence R. Surinak Ltd., we provide the guidance and expertise you need to navigate the divorce process by relying on over 35 years of experience. In doing so, we ensure that you don’t fall victim to these common pitfalls of divorce and go through the process at a pace that makes you feel comfortable and secure.
If you’re interested in speaking with Larry about how long the divorce process may take or the unique details of your case, contact us at 630-470-9990. You may also request your free, 30-minute consultation using our online form.
We look forward to speaking with you and providing assistance in your case!