Realizing you are ready for divorce is one of the most life-changing and
difficult decisions to come to. Anyone who is in this position should
commend themselves for making a choice for a better, happier future. However,
not every person is willing to let their relationship go. This can make
an already torturous process even more drawn-out and complicated, in which
you will need to enlist the services of a family law attorney to move
the process along.
Divorce officially starts when either spouse files a divorce petition.
Though it is ultimately a mutual agreement, both spouses don’t have
to be on the same page for the marriage to end. You cannot be kept hostage
by a spouse who refuses to accept the end.
If your divorce is uncontested, it will be inevitably easier to navigate
through. However, if you are met with confrontation and opposition, you
may be left wondering how to efficiently move your divorce forward. Once
you file, your spouse has 20 days to respond. The future of your divorce
timeline is settled according to the specifics of your situation.
However, if your spouse is not in favor of the idea of a divorce, he or
she may employ delay tactics such as slow responses, canceled depositions,
constant extensions, and a feigning a constantly busy schedule. If this
is the case, you have the right to force your spouse to participate. You
can do so by filing an official motion which asks the judge to issue sanctions,
such as fines or other penalties against your spouse. You can also request
a settlement conference, in which you will both meet in front of a judge,
which may finally be enough motivation for your spouse to finally show up.
Contact Our Competent & Dedicated Family Lawyers Today
At Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, we know nothing is quite as trying and
draining as the divorce process, only made more complicated with resistance
from your ex-spouse. Our
family law attorneys will work tirelessly to help you obtain the results you deserve in a timely
manner. With so much on the line, you can rest assured you are in capable,
compassionate, and experienced legal hands.
Let our legal team pursue results on your behalf.
Contact us by calling (713) 936-2300.