Q: Can you file for Divorce prior to terms of property settlement
I would like to file the paperwork to hopefully expedite the divorce.
A: Depends on the jurisdiction and court as to bifrication of the matter.
A: Yes. You cannot get divorced in IN for 60 days post filing so it would be assumed you would file before the property settlement. In mediation you might do the two simultaneously but you still have to wait 60 days.
Yes, typically parties file for Divorce first, then work on a settlement agreement.
If you are trying to expedite the divorce, then I recommend filing as there is a 60 day waiting period before the Court will take any final action on the divorce such as approving your settlement agreement.
If you would like assistance with your divorce or have any additional questions, please contact our office at 317-565-1818.
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