by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
Getting divorced is a process, and the wheels of justice turn ever so slowly. That is the answer to the question of a speedy trial in divorce court: it is highly unlikely. Here’s why:
1. The first reason is that all divorcing couples in Palm Beach County must provide a financial affidavit backed up with documents called mandatory disclosure. This includes things like pay stubs, tax returns, bank account statements, bills, and lots of other paper proof, including appraisals, mortgages, car loan documents and the list goes on and on. These things take time to gather and there are mandatory deadlines along with extensions for good cause. Often times you can’t rush those deadlines.
2. Along with discovery of documents, comes depositions. Each side has the opportunity to take the deposition of the other party, their witnesses and expert witnesses like the CPA, appraiser or the…
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