What can I do to waive the 90 day waiting period for my divorce?

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What can I do to waive the 90 day waiting period for my divorce?

I filed for divorce on the 2nd of lasy month and the divorce won’t be allowed to be signed until the second of the month after next (which also says to me it could take longer for the judge to sign it). I want to waive this but I was told by a court clerk that there was no point in me filing for a waiver, as they all get rejected. I need a waiver to change my military paperwork, and block my phone from my soon-to-be ex-husband as he’s been harrassing me, and threatening to ruin my career. What can I do to speed up this divorce process and have it finalized?

Asked on August 24, 2012 under Family Law, Utah

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of each given state in this country there is typically a "cooling off" period for a person to have a dissolution decided and approved. In California, there is a six (6) month period for a dissolution to be approved after an answer is filed to the petition for dissolution by the respondent. In your matter, you cannot speed up the dissolution process. One way to assist you in your matter is for you to retain a family law attorney to complete the dissolution process for you so that you can ascertain your options such as a possible restraining order against your soon to be "ex".

Possibly retaining a family law attorney may assist in getting your decree of dissolution pushed through sooner than if you were continuing representing yourself in your matter.


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