A divorce can be incredibly stressful on everyone involved. Spouses, children, family, and friends can all be affected emotionally during a divorce. In some case the divorce process can take some time to get through. Once a divorce is finalized, it can make things much easier and you can get on with your life, but how long does a divorce actually take in Georgia? If you have questions about filing for divorce, Vayman & Teitelbaum can help. Their experienced family law attorneys can provide insight on what to do if you are planning a divorce.
Couples without children who have few assets may be able to see their divorce finalized quicker than couples with kids, cars, houses, and property. The more a couple owns together, the more there is to split up.
The complexity of the divorce can affect the time it takes for the divorce to be finalized. Experts say, the more a couple can agree on, the better their experience in the process will be. If they can agree on terms and the division of property, the divorce will go far quicker and cheaper than if they contest items.
No Fault Divorce
Luckily, Georgia is a state that allows for no-fault divorces. In this case, one spouse must declare that the relationship is over and can not be mended. Mississippi does not allow no-fault divorces, and the result makes separating a nightmare that is time consuming and costly.
Georgia Time Frame
A Georgia divorce can be quite quick if you and your ex-spouse can agree on the terms of your separation. If the divorce is uncontested, it can be granted 31 days after the official filing of the papers.
However, uncontested divorces do not always occur and the process can be drawn out and financially crippling. Therefore, divorce experts agree that you should keep the lines of communication open to make the process go more quickly.
An uncontested divorce can make the process quick and easy for both parties. The costs associated with an uncontested divorce are far lower than for a contested one. Experts also believe that an uncontested divorce is far more efficient than one that is drawn out for months or even years. In those cases, things can become petty. Cooperation between both spouses, despite going through a divorce, can make things much faster.
Regardless of your financial status, a long divorce can cost you more money than you ever expected. Court costs, lawyer fees, and others can add up over time.
Vayman & Teitelbaum can Help
The law firm of Vayman & Teitelbaum can provide you with legal guidance when it comes to divorce. With four locations in Georgia, Vayman & Teitelbaum, Attorneys at Law, is available to give insight on issues surrounding divorce. Visit our dedicated divorce page to see how we can help you. If you have any questions, contact us and let our experienced attorneys in family law go to work for you.