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How Long Does a Divorce Take?

How Long Does Massachusetts Divorce Take?

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Divorce is different for everyone, but generally the shortest divorces are uncontested divorces, followed by amicable divorces. This is because these options avoid the courtroom, and court is what lengthens the divorce process. Out-of-court divorce options can be resolved in a matter of months, whereas contested divorce can take years to finalize in some cases. There’s something called time standards which is the court’s ideal time period. In modification cases, time standards are eight months. That means, unless there’s a good reason, this case is on an eight-month track. When you begin a divorce process 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; as long as the judge can offer a justification.

Divorces can take a day, a week, a month, six months, or years. It all depends on your personal circumstances.

Remember, when you and your spouse are going through this, pick your battles, try not to argue about the little things, and don’t let your divorce lawyer put gas on an already burning fire. The more you and your former partner get to agree on different divorce factors, the faster your divorce process will be. Regardless of the time it takes, our team of attorneys at Miller Law Group, P.C. can help you every step of the way. Contact us today at (508) 502-7002.

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