How Long Will It Take to Get Divorced?

With Tamara A. Marshall, PC, Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin
Divorce, Family Law, General Civil Ligation Lawyer

Another question that I get asked a lot is: how long will this process take? And again I have to say it depends because it depends on the parties.

Sometimes one person is further along emotionally in the ending of the relationship than the other person and that might delay things because it’s harder for them to make decisions or just to get going and do the things that we need to do to gather information and move forward so it depends a lot on the emotions of the parties.

It depends a lot on their willingness to work together and to make compromise and I always tell my clients, the people I get through the process the best are the ones who are future focused. The more I hear about what happened before or what she did to me or he did to me, anytime someone who is going through a divorce finds themselves reflecting back on previous actions I would say the dollar sign should start going off in your head because that’s going to very much run up the bill.

So stay future focused, compromise, nobody’s going to get everything they want, the ball is in their court entirely to keep the cost down.