How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce?

How long does it take to get a divorce? The answer – as usual – is ‘it depends.’

First, before you can even file the paperwork, you must ensure that at least one of you is a California resident for the last 6 months, and a resident of the county where you file for the last three months. If you want to divorce quickly, do not move before you do it. California is one of the few states with a fairly long waiting period. The court expects you and your spouse to use this time to arrive at any property and custody agreements, or at least to make sure you do not have a change of heart.
Ready to move forward with that divorce, or are you having a change of heart? Read more to learn about just how long it could take.

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