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Speedy divorce gets a test run in Sacramento

After presiding over countless divorce cases, one Sacramento divorce judge is spearheading a trial program that could be the first of its kind. Judge James Mize founded a program that involves completing a single divorce in a single day in California.

Without any funding from the state, the judge cannot conduct the trial program without the help of others, and so he enlisted the aid of approximately 80 volunteers. The volunteer group is made up of attorneys, law students and other staff members who have chosen to donate their time.

Part of the goal behind the program is to help clear what has become a very busy court calendar. There are 10 couples who will participate in the process as it goes through a sort of trial process. These couples have been scheduled to appear two per month for the next several months.

Another part of the goal is to help simplify a process that can become complicated for those who try to do it on their own. Although the focus is to help those who want to complete the process quickly and without assistance, each couple will still be responsible for the court fees that are associated with any divorce.

Hiring an attorney to help assist with the divorce process is something that can make the process go as smoothly as possible as well as ensure that a complete divorce agreement is drafted. While a single-day divorce may seem very appealing, when details are rushed too quickly it can lead to an incomplete agreement that could cause many more problems into the future.

Source: FOX 40, "Sacramento Judge Aims to Expedite Divorce Process," Luana Munoz, April 12, 2013

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