This is the next post in our series about dating during the divorce process in Little Rock, Arkansas. The previous article discussed the potential impact of moving in with a boyfriend or girlfriend while a divorce in pending. While not prohibited from living with someone else, understanding how this decision may impact your case is important. Consulting a lawyer with family law experience will help your understand the potential consequences. In this post, we will discuss ways to facilitate a resolution to a lengthy divorce. If you need assistance, contact our office today to speak with an attorney.
Depending upon the circumstances, the divorce process can take a significant amount of time. If a case is particularly complicated or contentious, it may take several months or even years to reach a resolution. It is not unusual in these cases, for the parties to be involved in new romantic relationships or even desire to re-marry before a divorce is finalized. In these situations, one may wish to expedite the proceeding. One option is for the parties to reach a settlement agreement on the outstanding matters. For example, an argument over the living room furniture may have seemed important early in the case but may now seem trivial. If you are able to settle all of the terms between yourselves, you may avoid the time and expense of a trial and quickly finalize your divorce. It is important to speak with a knowledgeable attorney to understand which terms are still being negotiated and how best to resolve them.
While it is natural to want to move on with your life, it is important not to rush into settlement terms without carefully evaluating their impact. An unfavorable agreement on spousal support, child custody or other key terms may have long-lasting consequences. A quick settlement may seem attractive, but may be a decision you regret in the future. Reviewing your case with an attorney can help you evaluate any proposed settlement.
Contact our office today to speak with a Little Rock family lawyer. Our firm is experienced in these issues and is ready to assist you. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of Arkansas.