My court date is not until September I filed last April. Is there a way to speed things up?
Criminal Defense Attorney
Usuaully, the best way to speed up a divorce is to settle all issues ahead of time as amicably as possible and then simply sumit it as an uncontested divorce. However, if you've already settled, then the only thing left to do is make a personal application to the administrative judge of the county in which your case is pending and ask for special treatment. Depending upon what the reason is behind your request, it may be granted.
Real Estate Attorney
It depends what you want speeded up. You can get a divorce as to status now, even if there will be a trial on other issues. If there are disputes over division of property, support, custody and visitation, those may need to be tried. The courts in Norwalk have a busy calendar. The only way to move up on the calendar is to remove most of the contested issues and then request the court to advance the trial date.
The other thing you can do is arbitrate the disputed issues, taking it out of the court system. The arbitration can happen next month. However, your spouse has to agree.
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