Weddings can be one of the most expensive and stressful events in a person’s life. This can be especially true if the marriage leads to a divorce, which is often expensive and stressful in its own right. But that is not necessarily how it has to go.
A lot depends on the relationship that spouses have just prior to and during separation. There are many reasons that a divorce could happen, but communication is often a big part of divorce just like it is part of a marriage.
People who can communicate their needs and come to some sort of agreements will probably spend little more than a filing fee and the requirements of an attorney for a minimal amount of time. The filing fee is less than $150 in many Indiana counties.
A court may be able to rule on a divorce in two months if most of the required details, like asset sharing and child care, are sorted out before the filing. If the filing is just the beginning, mediation or other forms of conflict resolution may be involved before these things are worked out.
A court appearance in which people argue over possessions or children in front of a judge is actually quite rare. It may be best to consider alternatives first.
An attorney can help manage the communication required to finalize a divorce or take it over entirely. A lawyer is often the best ally for people going through something as difficult as a divorce because people can begin to get on with their lives once they know legal representation is covering all the bases.