You want to get divorced, and you really just want the whole process to be over as soon as possible. You’d like to be able to move on with your life and be apart from your ex for good.
However, you’re aware that this process can take a long time and there may even be delays. What could cause your divorce to be delayed?
The court itself delays the process
There are certain situations in which courts may become very busy or even backlogged with cases. This could mean that your case has to get rescheduled for a later time. There’s not a lot that you can do about this, as it’s not a mistake that you’ve made, but it still means that everything takes longer than it would have otherwise.
The two of you aren’t on good terms
Contentious divorce cases also often take longer than amicable divorce cases. If you and your ex are not on good terms, they may do all sorts of things to try to delay the process. They may even be uncooperative and try to delay it on purpose. But it may just take longer because the two of you have to fight over every detail, and working those details out takes time.
You need to discover assets
High-asset divorces can also take a long time because you have to make sure you’ve discovered all the assets and you understand the true value. It’s wise to take your time to make sure you really get what you deserve.
Once you begin the divorce process, if it feels like it’s going to be lengthy and complicated, you can see why it’s so important to understand exactly what legal steps to take.