How to get a quickie divorce
Kelsey Grammer’s desire for a quickie divorce got me to thinking about this issue of the quickie divorce and how to obtain it. As I was scrolling the Internet looking for the latest divorce news, I saw this one story of how Camille Grammer wants an additional $10 million dollars, USD, to give Kelsey what he desires most, a “quickie divorce” so that he can have a quickie re-marriage to the love of his life, Kayte. And so, I guess the primary way to get a quickie divorce is to make it worth your spouse’s while and pay them off. Money always talks, duddn’t it? It is the Great Incentive. Pay them off! Although, did you see Camille and her daughter at LAX this weekend? Camille was banging these black pants and boots that show-cased these impossibly toned thighs for a woman of 46! Why is Kelsey in such a hurry to leave that? I guess it takes more than toned thighs to keep a man happy in matrimony, eh?
Well. Sorry. I digressed. So. The quickie divorce. What if you don’t have Kelsey’s assets but you want a quickie divorce anyways? Well, make a motion to the court and request a bifurcation of the action such that issues such as custody, property settlement and spousal support can be determined at a slower pace, at a later date, but that the termination of the marriage can happen right away, so that, you can re-marry or something like that. Other than a quickie remarriage, why would someone want a quickie divorce? I can’t really think of any reasons. Maybe taxes. If the divorce goes into another year, it could impact taxes negatively. I’m really not sure. But since all states are no fault jurisdictions now, I see no reason that a court would object to a request for expedited service or bifurcating the action.
If your ex has objections to the expeditious resolution of the failed marriage, you could have an issue. I mean, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would want to object to that, but Camille Grammer is reportedly filing a motion to object to an expedited divorce from Kelsey.
What does she have to gain by slowing things down? Well, I think its mostly the annoyance factor. She knows Kelsey wants the get out of the marriage really badly, so she puts up these roadblocks to annoy him. She files objections. Can she prevail? I don’t know. What can she say to slow it down? What? I can’t think of anything. Unless, of course, she used a “ground” other than irreconcilable differences. I’m assuming that there are grounds other than irreconcilable differences in that state. So if she used, say, adultery, then Kelsey may want to deny that, and then they could go to trial on that issue – which, admittedly, would be more than just slightly ridiculous….
I think the way to get a quickie divorce is to make a motion to bifurcate the action. I don’t see what credible objections any spouse could have to that. The judge’s calendar may not lend for a quickie scenario. And so it could be delayed on the judge’s end. But I don’t see what a spouse can do to delay it, if the court is amenable to it. “Course, feel free to correct me if I am wrong.