Do divorces take a long time?

People are always concerned about how much time their divorce will take. Quite frankly, it really depends on the people. If the two parties decide they’re going to continue to fight and refuse to come to a decision about anything the divorce may take a very long time.

One of the first things that you have to do once the papers have been served is to request that a judge is assigned to your case. The judges have bosses. They have administrative judges who like to see the courts move their dockets so the courts aren’t flooded with cases. Depending whether or not your case is complicated or uncomplicated, once a judge is assigned to the case, the judge will put your case on a timeframe that it gets resolved efficiently and promptly. Does that happen in every case? No.

To answer the question regarding how long a divorce takes, an uncomplicated divorce should take no more than a year. However, a complicated divorce can take much longer depending on the work that has to be done. Again, if the clients are engaging in extensive litigation, motion practice, appeals, what have you, a divorce can take a significant number of years. At the end of the day, it really depends on the parties how long a divorce will take.

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