It is common for cases to settle prior to trial
A reasonable settlement agreement may allow you and your spouse more control over the final terms of your divorce. Additionally, considerations of cost and time may lead to a settlement.
Cases can be settled though informal settlement procedures or through formal settlement procedures such as mediation.
Like any challenging situation, some divorces are protracted and complicated, while others may be resolved quickly. Whether or not a case is finalized by settlement may depend upon whether children are involved, child custody is an issue and if there are a number of debts and assets to be divided & property division becomes an issue. A legal expert can lead you through the process easily and quickly.