Separation and Divorce

Length of the Divorce Process


It can be difficult to estimate the length of the divorce process. This article discusses factors that can influence how long it takes.

A request for a divorce is only the beginning.

Receiving a request for a divorce is only the beginning of the divorce process

A divorce can take

  • weeks,
  • months, or
  • years.

The length of the divorce process depends on many factors, including these ones:

For example, if a couple cannot agree on issues arising from the divorce, it can often take years to get a final court decision on the divorce.