This is the first post in a series of articles which will address the question of how long it takes to get divorced in the state of Arkansas. I am writing on this topic due to the fact that knowing how long the process can take is often crucial to making future life plans. By better understanding your situation you can then come out of this difficult time in a better position. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which can help people to better understand their situation. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Little Rock lawyer.
I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will be analyzing include:
- How long it may take to complete an uncontested divorce
- The length of time which the contested process may take
- Issues which can lengthen the time a divorce may take
I am writing on these topics for multiple reasons. First, people are often curious as to whether they can obtain a “quick” divorce in our state. While an uncontested divorce is the fastest process for ending a marriage, there are steps which must be followed. Second, how long the contested process can take will depend on the complexity of the matter as well as the willingness of the parties to reach an agreement on various issues. It is important to weigh the need for expediency against your long-term interests in such cases. Finally, understanding the types of issues which can lengthen a divorce can be important to understanding the specifics of your case.
One point in each of these articles that I will be emphasizing is the importance of retaining an attorney to assist you with your case. Having experienced counsel can help reduce the risk of mistakes in your case which can delay the process. Counsel can also help to ensure against oversights that can lead to you going back to court after your case is completed. As a Little Rock divorce lawyer, I am able to assist with such matters. Contact us online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff, and throughout the rest of Arkansas.