Getting a divorce can be complicated and time-consuming. For some couples, however, a recent change in the law has simplified the process. As of October 1, 2016 couples who have no minor children and who have reached a written agreement resolving alimony and property issues are able to obtain a divorce without a waiting period. The agreement must be submitted to the court and both parties must appear. Couple who fall under this category no longer have to wait a year after separation to get divorced.
While the process has been streamlined, divorce laws on alimony and property can still be daunting. To ensure that your rights are protected, feel free to contact one of our experienced family law attorneys.