Divorce is complicated, no matter how much money you have. Depending on how well the parties cooperate, a divorce can take as little as 90 days to over two years from start to finish.
The typical divorce consists of three phases:
- Initial Pleadings and Disclosures
- Temporary Orders or Mediation
- Pretrial and Trial
More than 90% of divorce cases are settled before trial, in no small part because going to trial can be so expensive. As a result, everything that gets filed in the first two phases sets the stage for how your divorce is going to turn out.
It is also important to remember that a divorce decree isn’t just used to divide things up right after the divorce: unless you can get a court order to modify your divorce decree, it is the one you are stuck with for resolving disputes over custody or finances for the rest of your lives.
Our attorneys have the experience to help you navigate this process and as a nonprofit we charge more affordable rates that are based on your income and family size.