Logistics of Divorce
Are you trying to figure out the logistics of divorce? There are certain things that you surely are wondering about. Our attorney can help you with any questions you may have. Here are a few things you should know.
Logistics of Divorce | How Long Will It Take to Get Divorced?
The Office of Court Administration in New York publishes guidelines encouraging county courts to conclude divorce proceedings within six months. However, the length of a divorce case depends upon the level of conflict. If spouses are largely in agreement or else are ready to compromise, it might be over in well under six months. If the parties have difficulty negotiating or throw up roadblocks, if documents are hard to find, and if more outside professionals – like forensic accountants and psychologists – have to get involved, the case can drag on for over a year. This happens more often with longer marriages and when there are children and significant assets involved.
Logistics of Divorce | I’m Not Happy with My Divorce Agreement
Circumstances change, and the obligations you settled and arrangements you made in a divorce might not fit in the future. If you and your spouse can agree to change your divorce settlement, you can draft and sign an addendum modifying the original terms. You can also go to a State Supreme Court or Family Court. In either case a judge will still have the final say over a change to your original agreement. If you want to make a change but your former spouse doesn’t agree, you may go to court and request a change – whether to spousal support, child custody, or child support – and demonstrate to the judge that your circumstances have changed significantly enough to merit this adjustment.
Logistics of Divorce | My Former Spouse is Threatening to Take Me Back to Court
Sadly, parties far too often find themselves back in family court re-litigating old issues. Excellent records are the best possible protection. The better your records, the better your outcome, regardless of the allegations against you. The next best protection is appropriate behavior – including text messages, emails, and social media posts.
If you are struggling with the logistics of divorce, you may be looking for an experienced attorney. If you want legal guidance from someone who is dedicated and supportive, please call our Saratoga divorce lawyers today.