Mediation might help to speed up the divorce process
When you and your ex are ready to call it quits, you likely want to get through the entire process of severing ties quickly. That means going through the divorce process as quickly as possible. While not all divorces are going to happen quickly, there are some ways that you and your ex can speed up the process a bit.
It is important for everyone to know that unless there are allegations of abuse or adultery, getting a divorce means separating for at least a year. If there is an allegation of abuse or adultery, the divorce might be able to be finalized a little faster, but only if the abuse or adultery isn’t contested by the spouse facing the accusation.
You will have to apply for the divorce and go through the process that applies to your case. It is vital that you and your ex work together to determine the terms of the divorce. This can be done through meditation. Having an uncontested divorce is a lot faster than having to go through the court to determine the terms of the divorce.
Even if you and your ex agree on the terms of the divorce, it can take up to six months for the court to receive the application and review it. Once the order for your divorce has been issued, you still have to wait 30 days before you can get a Certificate of Divorce.
While the process for divorcing does take time, being able to work with your ex about the terms is usually beneficial. Divorce mediation allows you to come up with terms that you and your ex agree upon, which means the court won’t have to figure it all out.
Source: FindLaw Canada, “Five steps to a quickie divorce,” accessed July 01, 2015
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