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3 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Divorce

3 Interesting Things You Didn't Know About Divorce

Divorces usually aren’t happy things, and that’s led to a lot of misconceptions based on all the terrible stories you hear. Divorce proceedings can go in a number of directions, some of which are very amicable and fast. According to the World Population Review, in Nevada, a divorce can be final in as few as 10 days. If you appear to be headed to a divorce lawyer’s office, don’t worry. This could be simpler than you think.

1. It Doesn’t Have to Go to Court

While most people think of courts and judges when they think of divorce, the actual process doesn’t have to go that far. Certainly, you need your own divorce lawyer, and a court is an option, but you can also arrange for a mediation session that is not part of the court system. You and your soon-to-be-ex can even work out the details yourselves and run them by your lawyers. Divorce is never easy but it can be very simple if you and your soon-to-be ex know what you each really want and agree on most things.

2. It Can Be Amicable Even in Court

Sometimes there are issues that mediators can’t solve, or the people who are divorcing want an impartial judge to preside over the final division of property or the final agreement for child visitation schedules. Those divorces will end up in court, but that doesn’t mean they have to be divisive. You and your spouse should try, if possible, to keep the proceedings amicable, or at least civil. Heading to court does not mean that you’re enemies or that your divorce lawyer is supposed to squeeze every drop out of your ex. If you can’t reach an agreement and have to go to court, keep in mind that this is merely part of the process and not a cue to assume you and your ex now have to treat each other as enemies.

3. It Can Be Very Quick

Drawn-out divorce hearings do happen, but that doesn’t have to be where your divorce goes. If you and your ex have disagreements about parts of the settlement, child support, or another facet of the divorce process, take a good look at why you can’t agree. It’s possible that your ex is asking for unreasonable things but it could also be that you need to let go of the idea of getting everything you want. It’s also possible that the disagreement stems from simply wanting your ex to suffer an “adequate” loss in your eyes. It may be better for you to accept payment in lieu of property or to pay out instead. If you can do this, the divorce process can go a lot faster than you realize.

If you’re considering a divorce in the state of Nevada, you’ll need to find a divorce lawyer. Set up that consultation with us at Bergermann Law Firm and get the ball rolling so that you can be free as quickly as possible.

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