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The length of a divorce trial can vary based on a number of factors, including who is involved and how much is at stake, but sometimes the process takes much longer than anyone originally anticipated.
The Silicon Valley Mercury News reported that a divorce involving former Yahoo president Susan Decker and her husband, for which the petition was filed in October 2007, could finally come to an end.
The Texas Supreme Court is coming closer to making a decision regarding divorce forms, as the lawmakers are deciding whether or not this would help to provide low-income individuals with a cheaper alternative to ending their marriage.
The Texas Tribune reported that lawyers are in disagreement about the potential move, as it may lead to a smaller collection of attorney fees and would provide residents with an alternative option to the courtroom solution.
There will be an informational forum on divorce in Staten Island, New York, as a way for couples to learn alternative methods for ending a marriage that help to limit the stress associated with the process, the Staten Island Advance reported.
According to the news outlet, the Staten Island Collaborative Law Group Inc. – a non-profit association of attorneys and financial and mental health professionals – hosted the event to help local couples examine their best possible options.
A thorough look at the Los Angeles Superior Court by local television station KCET showed that the system is clogged and causes headaches for residents who are looking for swift justice. People who are seeking to move on with a lawsuit should expect delays in the county, according to the news source.
KCET reported that even small things like a traffic ticket take a significant amount of time for the court to process, and more substantial issues like divorce cases can sometimes take more than three years.
An increasing number of complaints from both clients and lawyers in the Philadelphia area have forced city officials to enact changes that will help to reduce a significant backlog of cases in the court system, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
According to the news source, a significant number of cases related to asbestos have led to a backlog in the court system, and members of the local legal community are looking to clear some of these suits out of the docket in order to increase the ease of the process.
Leaders of the judicial system in Philadelphia say they are making changes to help address a growing backlog of cases in the court.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that some believe the backlog situation in the courts was worsened in 2009 when comments from officials such as Common Pleas Court President Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe implied that inviting out-of-town lawsuits to be filed there would increase the system's fee revenues.
A proposed amendment to the South Carolina constitution would allow couples to divorce after 150 days of separation as opposed to the year that they currently have to wait for to split, The Associated Press reported. Ending a marriage through the court system could still take a significant amount of time.
According to the news outlet, Representative Walt McLeod said that he proposed the change for couples who are seeking a no-fault divorce, as he noted that a constituent told him that the year-long waiting period often led to an increased level of bickering and tension between the two adults looking to split.
The Calhoun County Courthouse in Anniston, Georgia, is facing deep budget cuts, leading to the growing backlog of cases that will make residents of the area wait for extended periods when they are pursuing legal action, The Anniston Star reported.
According to the news outlet, there are a number of growing backlogs at the courthouse, but the traffic tickets may not be as important of an issue to residents as the delays in pursuing a divorce that now exist.
Many women struggle with the thought of a divorce, as they often wonder if they will be able to support their children both in an emotional sense and financially.
According to an article in Forbes, although the emotional aspects of divorce are important to consider, sometimes how children react is out of the control of their parents. Monetary issues, however, are usually something that can be influenced by a powerful mother.
The effect that divorce can have on the financial standing of an individual can be profound, and failure to prepare for a split may impact the money that is available to a recent divorcee.
According to MSN Money, setting up a trust for children can help to limit the control that a former partner has over the money that an individual has, as naming beneficiaries may help a parent ensure that their kids get what they deserve.