If you and your spouse agree on all issues related to the divorce, your case may be filed as an uncontested divorce. If you have a truly uncontested divorce case, we may be able to get you a final Divorce Decree in as little as 31 days after the defendant is served with the divorce complaint. However, most uncontested cases take between 31 to 60 days to conclude.
If there is any disagreement regarding the divorce (examples: child custody arrangements, visitation, division of assets, child support, alimony, etc.) the case will be considered a contested divorce. Depending on the complexity of the issues involved, a contested divorce can take many months or even longer to be finally concluded.
Fortunately for most people going through a contested divorce, these cases are frequently settled once the parties have had some time to think about their new lives apart and mediate / negotiate the disputed issues. When a case is settled and the Judge approves the settlement the case does not go to trial.