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Divorcing on a Busy Schedule

Posted by Joseph Lento | Jun 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

There's no doubt that filing for divorce can be stressful and time-consuming. And when you're already busy working or caring for your family, you might want to avoid adding legal proceedings into your packed schedule.

However, when a marriage breaks down, formalizing a divorce can help you plan your time better and eliminate some stress from your life – especially if you're dealing with a toxic or even abusive spouse. If you know it's time to end your marriage, here are some tips for divorcing as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Seek a Mutual Consent Divorce

If both parties consent to divorce, meaning it's a “mutual consent” divorce, it might only take a few months to finalize everything, especially if you keep things amicable with your spouse and reach an agreement on matters such as property division and childcare.

That said, mutual consent isn't always possible, especially for victims of domestic abuse. Contact Joseph Lento immediately if you're seeking a divorce, but you're concerned for your safety.

Be Transparent

Always negotiate a divorce in good faith. Be open and honest about any property and assets you own – this can help speed up the divorce process and help you negotiate a fair settlement.

Consider Mediation

If you're busy, you might struggle to find time to sit down and discuss important issues like child custody and alimony. Mediation, however, allows you to block out time in your schedule to negotiate a fair agreement with your spouse. What's more, the mediator can help you both stay focused on the matters at hand rather than blaming each other or getting distracted by unproductive arguments.

When you're dealing with an abusive or violent spouse, or you're concerned about your spouse's fitness to care for children, mediation may not be the best option. Contact Joseph Lento to learn more about divorcing a violent spouse and the protective orders which may be available to you and your children.

Hire a PA Family Law Attorney

Although you don't always need an attorney to file for divorce, it's best to seek legal advice before reaching any formal agreement. When you're busy, you may overlook key issues or agree to terms that are not in your best interests. An experienced attorney like Joseph Lento can ensure this doesn't happen.

How the Lento Law Firm Can Help With Divorce in PA

No matter how busy you are, your emotional well-being should always be a priority. If your relationship breaks down and you believe a divorce is your best option, an attorney can help ensure the process moves as quickly as possible so you can move on with your life.

Do you need advice on a divorce, custody agreement, or other family law matter? Joseph Lento wants to help. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888.535.3686 or leave a message online.

About the Author

Joseph Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento is a veteran of one of the nation's busiest family courts with nearly 20 years' experience passionately helping families. By day, he worked in the trenches of family court, and at night, he studied the law. He helped countless families while working at family court, and he went on to become an attorney, dedicating his law practice to continuing the work he started years earlier. Mr. Lento's experience both behind the scenes and on the front lines allows him to understand a client's family law matter from all angles, and allows him to find and employ the most effective strategies to get favorable outcomes for any client. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in Pennsylvania New Jersey, and New York, and is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide. In the courtroom and in life, attorney Joseph D. Lento stands up when the bell rings!

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