One of the most frequently asked questions about the divorce process is, “how long does it take”. There is really two answers to this.
I used to simply say that the fasted a divorce can be completed is in 6 months. That is 6 months from the day your spouse is served or files their response, whichever occurs first. But what this article is about is more related to the process and how long it “really feels” like is it taking.
The reason I am writing this article is because many of my clients say that the process seems like it is taking very long to complete. The funny thing is that these calls and emails come in after only 30 days have passed since we started the process.
What this tells me is that when going through a divorce, time will really drag on. It can be an emotional process and people just want it done as fast as possible. They want this other person out of their life and just move on.
So a lot of my job is trying to express that divorce is a process and it is going to seem like it is taking longer than it really is. There is nothing I can do about it and there is nothing that will make things go faster. While it is possible to get all the paperwork out of the way quickly, you will have to wait for the courts approval on the divorce judgment which is taking anywhere from 3 to 6 months to approve these days.
I understand that you are frustrated and the divorce process seems slow. I write many emails to my clients to try and relax and that it will all be over soon. Just not as soon as you would have hoped.
So if you are going through the divorce process or getting ready to start, just know that it is a process and takes time. Our divorce sevice will make the process that much easier, but no matter what happens, the soonest it can be completed is in 6 months.