Everyone wants a speedy divorce. Believe it or not, divorce lawyers want your case to move along smoothly as well. No one enjoys the delay and it is particularly stressful for the attorney in your case when things are delayed and the client is not happy. Is there anything you can do to speed up a Chicago divorce?

A Divorce Attorney’s Tips to Speed Up Your Divorce

Fighting Prolongs the Divorce Process

In almost every family law case, there is room for compromise. If you are not willing to compromise and you just have to have the George Forman grill, your case will not end quickly. Let these negative thoughts go and compromise with the other party. If both people will compromise, the divorce can be resolved fairly quickly.

Have a Four-way Conference to Resolve Differences

Before you attend the conference, make a list of what you want to discuss and what you want out of it. Making a list keeps you on point and lets you see what you have achieved. Start out with the easy things first. You want to get a couple of easy things resolved before you start on the harder issues. Being able to check things off your list enables you to feel that you are making progress. Starting with a hard issue and then not resolving it makes you feel defeated too quickly.

Remember that the purpose of attending the four-way conference is to finalize the litigation and reach an agreement, so check your feelings at the door and come into the meeting with a positive attitude. You may not like the other party now, but remember, your goal is to finalize the case, so it is imperative that you are willing to compromise. Do not get stuck in the details. Even if you do not resolve everything, resolving some issues has moved your case along. The judge will help decide any remaining issues you have.

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Obey Your Court Order

Failure to abide by the order leads to contempt. The fastest way to derail your case from moving toward completion is to disobey the court’s order. The other side files a petition to hold you in contempt and a hearing must be heard. If you are found in contempt, then we need to get you out of contempt by meeting the purge that the court set. This process is slow and you have not gained any positive points with the court when you do not obey.

Fights for Custody

In Illinois, you cannot restrict a parent’s right to spend time with their child unless there is a “serious endangerment.” That is a high burden for you. That does not mean that if the other parent has a different parenting style then you that there is a serious endangerment. Feeding your child pizza for dinner every night (or event for breakfast) does not rise to serious endangerment. The court is not equipped to handle these types of parenting choices.

The court handles big issues, like who is the child going to live with. The court does not get into how the child is dressed or what the child eats. Everyone understands that these aren’t necessarily small issues and some can feel very serious to you, but unless you can prove (we are in a court of law) that there is a serious endangerment, you aren’t likely to succeed. Think about that and how long that fight will delay your case.

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