In the state of California, 60 percent of all marriages end in a divorce. Because so many couples are constantly heading to family court, a judge in Sacramento thinks it's time to make the process a little bit faster for some people who are eager to move on with their lives. Currently, the divorce process takes months or years to finalize. Now, speedy divorce could change the experience for thousands of Californians who want to end their relationship with their spouse.
Fox 40 reports that even in cases where spouses are in agreement on issues of division and alimony, there are often countless forms that need to be filled out that can cause things to move slowly. One family law court judge says that he feels that he has always been telling people that they are not yet divorced because there's one, two, or three more steps to the process that they have to complete before they can finish the process. According to the judge, the new speedy process that he is developing mostly benefits those who choose to file without an attorney, though it can help those with an attorney as well in some circumstances.
The judge says that the speedy divorce process would also benefit court authorities, who often have thousands of papers and files sitting around for years that need to be processed by clerks. The judge says that expediting the process would clear the cal3endar in court. Currently, 10 couples are being used in an experiment to determine whether or not the process really works. They have appointments twice a month and have to pay for court fees using this faster process. Because they will not be in court as often as in a regular divorce, the process may even become less expensive. If you need more information then you need to talk to a
Los Angeles family lawyer at Claery & Green today.