How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take?
As an experienced Buffalo, NY Divorce Lawyer clients often ask me how long an uncontested divorce will take. I tell my clients that an uncontested divorce in New York State is probably going to take about 3 or 4 months before it’s signed by the judge and filed in a county clerk’s office. However, it depends upon how long it’s going to take for the parties to come to terms on the equitable distribution of their assets. It is possible for a contested divorce to take much longer.
Contested divorce proceedings typically around 8 months, 12 months, or longer, depending upon how long it takes to bring the parties together in a settlement agreement. If the parties never settle on an agreement, they can’t. In these cases, the judge is going to have to decide, and that means that there is going to be a trial. A trial maybe an issue with regards to simple financials, it could be an issue with regards to custody of the children, and these two types of trials can be done together or they can be done separately, depending upon how the parties are able to work with one another on the other issues.
If you have questions regarding an uncontested divorce, contact our skilled Buffalo, NY Divorce Lawyers for a free confidential consultation.