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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET DIVORCED?

This is a question that we receive regularly.  The truth is that the length of the process varies from case to case and from couple to couple.  The key element is how close the couple is to resolving their issues.  So a case that is essentially uncontested (meaning the parties have agreed on everything) or in a collaborative case that only takes a couple of team meetings to work out will move fast. However, a more traditional case will take longer.  The parties need to complete several necessary steps before setting to a final contested hearing.  Typically, discovery is exchanged, mediation is attended, and several motions may be filed and heard before the presiding judge prior to a final hearing.  However, generally most dissolution cases settle prior to the final hearing because the parties have signed what we refer to as a Marital Settlement Agreement.  Therefore, even in more traditional cases, the duration of the process is primarily determined by the parties themselves.

The only real way to get an approximation of how long a particular divorce will take, is setting up a consultation with a knowledgeable attorney and telling them about your situation.  What kind of case is it, are there children, what are the incomes of the parties?  Is there a possibility that the case could go through the collaborative process?  Please contact us to set up a time to discuss your situation and options.

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