Divorce Law: How Long Does it Take to Complete a Divorce?

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After deciding to end their marriage, most couples prefer to complete the divorce process as quickly as possible, rather than dragging it out for months, so they can move on with their lives and start fresh. One of the questions our legal, family, and financial professionals are asked most often about divorce law is, “How long will it take to complete the divorce process?”

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The answer to this common divorce law question is that it depends. The good news is that through the collaborative process, there are no fixed schedules or requirements to book court dates. Since the process is customized to the needs of your family, it can move as quickly as you desire.

For example, if you and your spouse are both ready and in a place to address practical issues, proceedings can be completed quickly. On the other end, if one partner feels like the idea of separation is something they need time to come to terms with, working through issues to devise a final divorce agreement may take longer.

If you wish to collaborate on divorce-related issues as quickly as possible, in some cases, we can put a temporary agreement in place that allows for physical separation without pressuring either party. As a result, you can focus on your goals and interests without feeling like there is a schedule or format to the separation process.

Overall, with the collaborative process, is it simple to adjust the pace of your divorce as needed. For additional information or guidance regarding divorce law, reach out to us at Collaborative Divorce Waterloo Region today.