How long does it take to get a divorce?

One of the most difficult questions to answer. There is a minimum time mandated by the Texas Family Code of 60 days from the time of filing before a divorce may be signed and entered by the court. However, that is only the bottom limit. There is no real top limit as to how long it can possibly take, except for the patience of the court.

Generally speaking, uncontested divorces are usually completed within 70 days from the time they are filed. Depending on the level of contested issues in a case, they may last up to 1.5 to 2 years, which is the longest the usual cases last. We do everything we can to reduce the time, but it takes both sides coming to an agreement to move things along faster, and sometimes such agreements simply do not occur.

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