Most Ohio residents who are ending their marriage want the process to be over as quickly as possible. Numerous unique factors can play into how quickly a divorce case moves forward, and in some cases, it may not be possible to speed up the process, especially if individuals are waiting on the court. However, many times, there are ways in which individuals can help themselves ensure that they are not unnecessarily delaying their case.
Often, individuals decide to end their marriage because they are ready to move on from an unhappy or unsatisfying situation. Usually, the quicker that can happen the better. Sometimes the parties involved may not realize that they are actually hindering their case from proceeding as quickly as possible. As a result, they may need to assess how they are handling the proceedings.
If individuals believe that they may not be doing everything possible to speed up their case, they may want to take the following tips into consideration:
- Think about the stress a delayed process may cause the divorcing parties as well as any children involved, and commit to doing whatever possible to move forward smoothly.
- Determine whether decisions are being made based on emotions rather than logical and whether those emotional decisions are causing delays.
- The parties involved could talk to each other and decide whether they could come to terms on their own rather than litigating everything in the courtroom.
- Individuals may also want to stay on track with their legal counsel to ensure that the divorcing parties have not missed important correspondence or have forgotten to provide crucial documents, all of which could delay a case.
Divorce is not easy, even when both parties feel that it is for the best. Often, individuals’ emotions or lack of clarity on the situation could cause them to create delays even though they are not doing so intentionally. Still, it is wise to be as focused and clear as possible throughout an Ohio marriage dissolution case to see it quickly to completion.