Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, August 19, 2019

New Divorce Laws Can Streamline Cases

from WHMI radio

Recent changes in divorce law have made it easier and less expensive for couples who agree that it is time to end their marriage.

New court rules are in place simplifying the process in family law cases for parties who can come to an agreement prior to filing for divorce. Denise Couling of Couling Law and Mediation said that many people don’t realize that when they file for divorce, they are entering into a lawsuit that is bound for trial if a settlement isn’t reached. While most cases end up not going to trial, this can still prove to be a stressful time for parties both mentally and on their pocketbooks, paying for attorneys.

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