How Long Does Massachusetts Divorce Take?
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If you’re about to get a divorce, you may be wondering how long the process will take before it is all over. The truth is, the time it takes will vary depending on the unique circumstances of your case. Depending on the conditions of your case, there are different types of divorce processes, such as uncontested divorce, amicable divorce, contested divorce. Some divorce processes are longer than others. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, it is vital to choose a process that is best suited for your situation.
Divorces can take weeks, months, or even years. It all depends on your circumstances. Contact a Massachusetts family law attorney at Miller Law Group, P.C. for guidance today at (508) 502-7002!
Which Divorce Process Is Faster?
Every divorce is different, but generally, the shortest divorces are uncontested divorces, followed by amicable divorces. An uncontested divorce is when both spouses agree on all issues concerning the divorce, including but not limited to the division of marital property and debts, child custody, child support, and spousal support. In an uncontested divorce, the couple is essentially presenting an agreement to the judge for him or her to sign. An amicable divorce is a civil divorce where both spouses are willing to work together to reach an agreement cooperatively.
These two divorce options are faster primarily because they avoid courtroom litigation. Litigation is what lengthens the divorce process. Out-of-court divorce options can be resolved in a matter of months, while contested divorces can take years to finalize. In the courtroom, there’s a principle called "time standards," which is a case's ideal length. In modification cases, time standards are eight months. That means, unless there’s a good reason otherwise, this case is on an eight-month track. When you begin a divorce, you are on a fourteen-month time standard, which means that in a year and two or three months, the case should be adjudicated. There are times where it may take longer, but these situations are not ideal for either party. Our firm will recommend doing whatever possible to create an agreement through cooperation or mediation.
Contact Our Experienced Massachusetts Family Law Attorneys Today at (508) 502-7002
Regardless of the divorce you and your spouse choose, it is vital to have an experienced attorney at your side. Massachusetts family law can be complex; that is why it is essential to have a lawyer who will keep you informed about your case and help you achieve your desired outcome. When you choose Miller Law Group, P.C., you won’t only get the knowledge of your attorney; you will also get the advantage of having an entire team on your side. Multiple times per week, all of our attorneys will get together to discuss ideas and strategies, including how to handle your family law matter. Our firm meet with specialists and experts to build your case, such as vocational experts, custody evaluators, educational experts, and many more. We are always available to answer your questions quickly and to guide you through the entire process.
Regardless of the time your divorce process takes, our Massachusetts family law lawyers at Miller Law Group, P.C. can help you every step of the way. Contact us today at (508) 502-7002!