At the beginning of a divorce it is hard to predict how long it will take. Your attorney can better judge length after the case is underway. Some factors that affect length are:
- The number and complexity of contested issues
- The parties’ ability to work together
- The lawyer representing the other party
It is never possible to determine the time frame of a divorce matter. Divorces can take 6 months or 3 years depending on the co-operation of both parties, merits, complexity availability of Judges etc. Most divorces do end in settlement however some divorces settle almost immediately while other settle the day before court after 3 years of disputes.
It is, however, important to keep in mind that when initiating a divorce action the most important concern a party should have is the minor children, disputes with regard to assets will prolong a divorce unnecessarily which will have a costly result.