Why is it Taking so Long?

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There’s more to a divorce than the start and finish. In many divorces, one party is much readier to finish the process than the spouse is.  Usually, that party has been thinking about and planning for the divorce quietly for a long time. The ready party often becomes very anxious to get through the process and start a new single …

Are There Shortcuts to Divorces?

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One of the biggest concerns of  people going through a divorce or other family law process is how long it takes to complete it.  Initially, it may just be one of the parties who is upset about the slow pace, but after a while, both parties often are very anxious to end it.  The parties often ask their attorneys to …

Waiting on the 60-Day Waiting Period

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One of the most common misperceptions regarding divorce is the idea that a divorce is, or must be, completed when the 60-day waiting period is up. Under Texas law, the parties must wait for 60 days, beginning with the date they file for divorce, before they can be divorced. Even then, the divorce doesn’t happen automatically. There is actually much …

When is the Best Time to File?

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The easy answer is the first day of each month, but that would be wrong. There’s no automatic “best date” for any type of case. When trying to decide when to file your case, here are some things to consider: 1. What process are you using? If you use Collaborative Law, the timing is a much less significant issue. In …