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Answers to Common Questions

Q: How long does a Divorce or Dissolution take?

People contemplating a divorce are concerned about how long the process takes. The length of the time it takes to get a divorce is usually dependent on the following:

The Process. There are different processes. Parties can choose from mediation, arbitration, collaboration and litigation. Collaboration is oftentimes quicker and less costly than litigation

Experts. Parties may disagree on the value of a home, a pension, a business, a parties' employability or who should have physical custody of their children. In these situations, parties may employ experts to assist in the divorce process. These experts produce evaluations or reports, which take time to produce and finalize.

The Parties. During the divorce process, the parties themselves play a role in the process depending on their abilities to focus on issues, cooperate and compromise.

The Length of Marriage. Typically, a couple who are married for a few years have less marital property and history than a couple who have been married for many years. Often times, personal history and the size of the marital estate can contribute to the length of time it takes to finalize a divorce.

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