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Can you do things to settle your divorce faster?

You and your spouse have made the mutual decision to get a divorce in Virginia and now the real work begins. It is time to begin making decisions about who will have primary custody of your children, which of you will pay alimony, how assets should be split and how retirement accounts will be divided. With so many time-consuming and critical decisions to be made, is there a way you can make everything go faster? Fortunately, by applying some general suggestions, you may be able to keep the process moving efficiently without compromising your benefits. 

According to the Huffington Post, just because you and your former spouse were not able to work out your differences in marriage, you can still be respectful and supportive to expedite the process and keep things as cost-effective as possible. Some of the things you can do include the following:

  • Do not overshare and involve too many people, especially those that are close to you and may add to the drama.
  • Do not spend too much time reflecting on the past and the mistakes that have been made. Rather, look forward with excitement and hope to the future. 
  • Do some research and come up with a vision for your future. Make a list of things you would like to change.
  • Do not procrastinate your responsibilities and maintain a positive mindset about the changes you are making. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.  

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