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How Long Does Divorce Take?: Your Guide to Making It Fast and Easy

written by Sarah Williams August 24, 2020
How Long Does Divorce Take?: Your Guide to Making It Fast and Easy

Between 40 and 50% of married American couples get divorced. Despite how common divorces occur, there’s a lot people don’t know about the divorce process. How long does divorce take? What’s the cost of the average divorce? What does the divorce process even look like? The road ahead can seem daunting. With a plan, however, you can make the divorce process fast and easy. Instead of navigating in the dark, you can avoid pitfalls and speed up the process. Discover a fast and easy divorce with this helpful guide!

1. Make Sure

Before starting the divorce process, make sure you’re sure.

You’re about to make a life-changing decision. If you have kids, it could impact their lives, too. Filing for divorce will change parts of your life you might not have considered, including your finances and current lifestyle.

Before filing for a divorce, make sure to review your options. Can you and your spouse work out your problems? Maybe you want to consider speaking with a marriage counselor to work through your issues.

Once you file the divorce papers, it’s difficult to undo the process. It could also create a rift between you and your spouse that you can’t repair.

Make sure your certain before you start using the rest of these tips.


Once you make the decision to file for divorce, make sure to gather a support team around you. Do you have any friends or family members who have worked through this process in the past? Turn to them for guidance.

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