• Obstacles to a smooth, quick divorce. Based on the current inundation of new cases in court, they conclude that the greatest detriment to finishing a divorce quickly is requiring court intervention. Divorces where the parties choose to attempt to reach an agreement with minimal court involvement, such as through negotiation, mediation, or collaborative divorce methods, tend to cut down the time and cost of the process. Sometimes an individual may deliberately set out to slow the divorce. There are many reasons why an individual could wish to do so; some of them may be financial in nature, such as a fear of a fluctuation in spousal support, and others may be emotional, like a need to hang on to their spouse by stalling a termination to the relationship. Ultimately, it is healthiest for a client to cap the emotional and financial taxation of divorce by working to maintain communication and negotiation lines open in the interest of finalizing a smooth, quick, and fair divorce.