Most people some up divorce as something you are going through or something that already happened, but a divorce is not as cut and dry as people make it out to be. To begin with, when someone is first served with papers of divorce, Balm residents have the right to agree and sign the papers, or not sign the papers and contest the divorce. Whether or not someone agrees to a divorce is known as having their case being contested or uncontested. Depending on what stance each party of a divorce is taking, it can adversely affect how long it will take to finalize a divorce.
Uncontested Divorce Cases
Dealing with an uncontested divorce will drastically alter the time it will take for your divorce to be finalized. With an uncontested divorce, Balm residents have decided that the best course of action for both parties would be to go through a divorce. Uncontested divorces can be resolved in as little as a couple of weeks to a couple of months. This time frame depends on where you live, and also how many additional cases your civil court is dealing with. Not all divorces have to be contested and dragged out to the point that you are totaling up each other’s assets trying to divide them fairly.
When one or both parties cannot agree on the terms and conditions of their divorce, Balm residents would be dealing with a contested divorce case. When a divorce case is contested however, it can take as long as two years for everything to be finalized. The mediations process is the most lengthy part about dealing with a contested divorce case because this is the state where both parties try to come to agreeable terms to begin the actual divorce paper filings.
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