What Is the Fastest Way to Get Divorced?

Many of our divorce clients In Barrie, Collingwood, Orillia, Midland, Muskoka and Newmarket ask us what is the quickest way to settle a divorce.

Many people want their divorce settled quickly for a number of reasons. Most are looking to move on after a drawn-out separation process. Also, a quick resolution is often a less costly one.

How quickly it happens will depend on a number of things. Most prominently the type of divorce you choose.

Let’s see how they measure up against each other:

Collaborative Team Practice

Relatively fast, as a professional team will support you to find a resolution to the issues through a series of meetings—keeping you out of family court while negotiating a fair deal that works over the long term.


This will take slightly longer. You and your spouse work with a neutral third party to negotiate the terms of an agreement that works for you. Your Newmarket divorce lawyer does not have to be present.

Lawyer Negotiations

Some negotiations are conducted by correspondence but we sometimes have four-way meetings to discuss the issues face-to-face. It is faster than going to court; however, it is possible for the case to end up in court if the resolution is not achieved.


This is still faster and typically less expensive than going to family court, but it is still costly, and you give them the power to decide the case to the arbitrator.

Family Court

This usually is the most expensive and time-consuming process. The results are difficult to predict, as the judge will make decisions about your family based on the law without regard to your core concerns.

If you have any questions about divorce law in Barrie, Collingwood, Orillia, Midland, Muskoka or Newmarket, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at any time.

Brian Galbraith

Brian Galbraith is the owner and founder of Galbraith Family Law Professional Corporation. Brian is known in the legal community for his commitment to efficiently practicing family law using technology and streamlining the divorce processes.

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