Michael Anthony Wing, P.C. | Michael Anthony Wing
Divorce by agreement. We charge $500, and there is an additional court and commissioner fee of $183. Call us if we can help. We can usually get the documents ready for filing in less than a week, depending on the communication between the parties. There is a statute that requires the court to wait 30 days before signing the order, and then you are divorced, typically a day or two after that. Stay well.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Theodore W. Robinson, P.C. | Theodore W. Robinson
If both parties agree to it, a divorce doesn't have to take long. I've done a full divorce in a matter of a day or two. I've had others that lasted years. It's all up to the parties and whether they agree on whatever needs to be divided and child custody, support and visitation. Consult with a local matrimonial lawyer. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: New York
Seattle Divorce Services | Michael V. Fancher
Under Washington law there is a minimum 90 day waiting period to finalize a divorce. If the two of you can come to an agreement in that time and have the final papers prepared, then you can have it over in 90 days. However, if you not able to come to agreement, you will need to wait for trial. The time to trial varies from county to county, so consult with an attorney in your area.
Answer Applies to: Washington
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
The fastest divorce is usually the one where there is no argument or disagreement and both sides are committed to getting everything done as quickly as possible. Whether that is possible depends on the people involved and what kinds of things need to be worked out.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
You just have to start it as soon as possible. Normally, if the other spouse will agree to the divorce that is the fastest way to get it done. So, speak with your spouse to see if you can do an uncontested divorce.
Answer Applies to: California
Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
Assuming you and your spouse can agree to everything, hire a single lawyer that will draft the documents, handle everything except the final hearing in the office. Cost can be split between the two of you or paid by one, does not matter. It takes a minimum of 60 days to divorce, with one exception - if there is spousal abuse, and you are the victim, the law will not force you to stay in the relationship for the 60 days, you can get a waiver.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Law Office of Michael W. Bugni | Jay W. Neff
By law, no one in the state of Washington can get divorced in less than 90 days from the time of filing and service. So, it is going to take at least that long. Your best bet for doing the divorce as quickly as possible is to work out an agreement between you and your spouse on all issues. Then, either prepare a full set of divorce papers yourself, or have an attorney do it for you, based upon that agreement. You would both have to sign all of the documents to make in an agreed or a joint divorce. The initial pleadings get filed with the court. Then, you wait out the 90 days. After the 90 days, one of you has to go to court to have the final pleadings entered. Then the case is done.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Law Office of James Lentz | James Lentz
Quick isn't always best. But the fastest way is to employ a mediator to resolve all issues and then to work with an attorney for an uncontested divorce. At least that is the case in Ohio and Michigan. Contact a local domestic relations attorney.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Gregory T. Buckley, Attorney at Law | Gregory T. Buckley
The fastest way to do it is to try to come to an agreement with your spouse prior to filing the divorce. If you have a full agreement, you can usually get a divorce finalized within a few weeks, depending on the court's ability to schedule a short final hearing quickly.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Theiler & Mourtos Attorneys at Law | Devan J. Theiler, Esq.
The fastest way to resolve your divorce is to settle all of this issues amicably with your spouse. This can be accomplished in negotiations between the two of you directly, negotiations between your attorneys and/or with the services of a mediator. However, an agreement, of course, requires both parties willingness to settle the matter quickly and amicably. If the issues are going to be litigated, another faster but far less common option is arbitration, which can be either binding or non-binding. Depending on the backlog in the Courts in your area, this process could get the matter "tried" and resolved much faster. There are significant pros and cons to all of the above options. I recommend that you speak with an attorney in your area about your options.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Michael Apicella | Apicella Law and Mediation
The quickest type of divorce, if you qualify is a "summary dissolution." You can find a lot of info here: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/family/divorce/summary.htm After reading, you will see that 8 factors need to exist to qualify for a summary dissolution: 1. married for less than 5 yrs 2. no children together 3. don't own any real estate 4. no more than $6,000 in community debt 5. no more than $38,000 in community property 6. neither party has more than $38,000 in separate property 7. both agree that neither party will ever get spousal support (alimony) 8. both agree how to divide all property and debts If you don't qualify for a summary dissolution, then the fastest way to get a divorce is by reaching agreements with your spouse. Mediation is often the best method to reach agreements quickly. You can find more info about mediation here: http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/divorce-mediation Good luck!
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office of Richard B. Kell | Richard B. Kell
The fastest way to get a divorce is for you and your spouse to agree to proceed with an uncontested divorce. You will need to have an attorney draft a Separation Agreement for the both of you to sign (notarized) in order to file with a Joint Petition for Divorce. This process still takes about 4 months after filing. However, it is also much cheaper and less time-consuming. Contested divorces can take well over a year and cost a lot more.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts