How Long Can Someone Drag Out A Divorce?

How Long Can Someone Drag Out A Divorce

Unfortunately, when trying to determine the maximum amount of time one part can drag out a divorce, there is no set answer. Every divorce case is unique and depending on how inconvenient someone is willing to be, a divorce case can be dragged out multiple times, for months, and sometimes even longer. There are different reasons someone may attempt to delay a divorce from being finalized. Someone may be delaying the divorce and dragging it out as being a form of punishment or payback to their ex, to benefit financially, to attempt to financially drain the other party, to delay ending a marriage, or some other agenda.


Tactics For Delaying Divorce

Even in divorce cases where there is minimal animosity and both partners are working together to reach an amicable divorce agreements can become costly. However, in cases where one partner does not wish for the divorce to go through in their marriage, they may purposefully try to drag out the divorce process, which in turn will run about the overall costs of the divorce. Many times this will happen as a result of one spouse pushing their own personal agenda through tactics disguised as necessary or relevant. Some of the tactics utilized by these individuals include:


-Firing attorneys frequently or soon before trial

-Failing to provide information requested of them during the discovery process

-Electing not to sign legal documents pertaining to the divorce

-Requesting unnecessary meetings and motions



Financially Beneficial For One Party

In cases where one spouse is receiving temporary alimony, it may be in their best financial interest to delay the divorce from concluding. If they are not in an eligible position to receive post-divorce spousal support, they will be more likely to drag the divorce process out. If you have reason to believe your spouse is intending to drag out the divorce proceedings in order to benefit their private agenda, your attorney can help. While not all delays will be avoidable, experienced divorce attorneys can help to address and manage the tactics your ex will use to delay your divorce case. Contact Renken Law Firm today to learn more about the legal services we offer and how we can help you start the divorce process quickly.


Experienced Divorce Lawyer in Galveston TX

Renken Law Firm is here to help couples who wish to dissolve their marriage, whether that be through divorce or legal separation. We are here to help those who are ending marriages that have been contested, uncontested, or collaborative. We are fully prepared to help you navigate the specifics of your case. We proudly serve the Greater Houston area, including but not limited to Brazos County, Cypress, Fort Bend County, Galveston, Houston Heights, Houston, Humble, Katy, Kingwood, Memorial Houston, Montgomery County, Montrose, Richmond, Rosenberg, Spring, The Woodlands. All marriages are different, making each divorce equally unique with its own set of needs that must be addressed. Contact our law office to explore your options moving forward, and find out how we can help you.


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