There are many factors that help determine how long the entire process will take. In the case of an uncontested divorce for example, both parties need to reach an agreement on things concerning asset division, custody, visitation, and other related matters. Filing a summons with the court, signing of affidavit, formalizing and notarizing documents, submission of documents are some of the important steps and how long an uncontested divorce takes will depend on how fast these steps are completed.
If you’re from California, you’ve probably already heard of the “six-month waiting period” which is granted to divorcing couples to allow them time to come up with an arrangement both parties have agreed to. In case the six-month period has already elapsed and no agreement has been reached, the divorcing parties need to notify the court that as trial will be required to settle the divorce. Given the waiting period, you can expect a divorce to take at least six months. Your Walnut Creek divorce attorney from Kaspar & Lugay will be able to give you a better idea of how long your divorce could take.