How Long Does the Divorce Process Take?
Divorces are hectic, stressful, and full of disagreement. Everyone who is going through a divorce wants it to be over with as soon as possible. That’s why one of the most common questions that we receive at Freeman Law Center is “how long does the divorce process take?”
Divorces in New Jersey are a creature of the particular circumstances relating to the parties, and the time frames can vary. Over the years, I’ve had divorce cases where clients have been divorced in as little as 30 days. I’ve also seen cases where the divorce isn’t finalized for 1.5 years or longer. Every divorce is different, and every factual situation determines how quickly a divorce can be finalized. If there are a lot of assets involved and the parties can’t come to an agreement, then the divorce is typically going to take much longer. However, if there are no assets, or if there are large assets but the parties are in complete agreement, that divorce is going to be much faster — and much less expensive.
An Uncontested Divorce Will Speed up the Process
The time period for an uncontested divorce — one in which the parties readily agree on the terms of the divorce — can be as short as a month. Generally, these are instances in which there are no issues with children, either because there are no children or the parties have agreed on all issues concerning the amount of child support, custody of the children, and the non-custodial parent’s parenting time. When there are no unresolved issues between the parties, divorces can generally take a month to six weeks at the longest.
If you are seeking a quick, simple, and painless divorce, contact dedicated New Jersey divorce attorney Brian Freeman for experienced counsel.