I’ve been trying to handle this divorce myself because neither my spouse nor I has much disposable finances. I think I have a good grasp on the general idea, but I’m trying to figure out the quickest way to do the actual filing part. We have a separation agreement in place and no children. Once I file the complaint with the court, she’s willing to sign an Affidavit of Consent, will that enable the hearing to be scheduled quickly or even possibly allow the judgment to be issued without a hearing? The primary reason for our divorce is her instability due to mental health issues. It’s already been excruciating worrying about what she’d do during this year of separation, the idea of taking another 30 days waiting for a time out period and then who knows how long to schedule a hearing sounds horrific.
What’s the fastest period of time possible from filing the complaint to judgment?