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How Long Does Divorce Take?

One of the biggest deterrents for couples considering divorce is the prospect of being wrapped up in legal proceedings for years to come. While this is certainly the case for some people, every individual divorce is as unique as the couple involved. This makes it nearly impossible to accurately predict how long your divorce will take, though this should not be enough reason to prevent you from pursuing a future without your spouse. Many factors determine how long it will take for you to get divorced and it is important to consider these matters to comprehensively prepare yourself for what’s to come.

Should I Settle or Fight in Court?

Resolving a divorce can happen in one of two ways. In some cases, couples and their family law attorneys can successfully come to an agreement via settlement. If you are not able to settle, your case will go to trial so the court can make the final decision. Many couples choose to settle privately in order to have more control over their future lives as well as to speed up the divorce process. This is because the courts are notoriously overcrowded and there is no guarantee of having your court date scheduled in a timely manner. Keep in mind that taking your case to court does not guarantee a better outcome, and many choose to avoid it for this very reason.

However, this is not to say that attempting to settle will be a seamless and quick process. Sometimes, exes cannot compromise on major issues such as property division, debt allocation, child custody, child support, visitation, alimony, etc. If you have a contentious relationship with a resistant ex who refuses to compromise, negotiation may prove impossible. Overall, the course of your divorce is affected by a number of circumstances and the only way to actively ensure the process is as efficient and effective as possible is by enlisting the services of a family lawyer you can trust.

Contact Our Dedicated & Compassionate Family Law Attorneys Today

Since 1976, our legal team at May, Rammell & Wells has been dedicated to protecting the best interests of our clients and their families. No matter how challenging your case may seem, we have the experience and skill to provide the practical guidance and tireless advocacy you deserve. Allow us to fight for the future you want.

To schedule a case evaluation with a member of our firm, call (208) 623-8021.  


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