How Long Will Our North County Divorce Take?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How long will your North County divorce take? There are many factors that will determine the actual time frame, including the mandatory minimum 6 month “cooling off” period. California law requires at least 6 months to pass from the date of the filing of the divorce petition before the divorce can become “final.” This allows time for parties to reconsider, seek counseling if they choose and reconcile.
Therefore, the shortest time frame is six months (before you are legally able to re-marry). According to a San Diego Family Court Judge in a recent interview, most cases filed without an attorney take longer than a year to complete.
Before you divorce can be completed all issues contained within the “Separation Agreement” must be completely resolved. This includes everything from spousal support to division of community property, and if you have children parenting time and child support.
The length of time required to complete your divorce is directly proportional to the amount of disagreement between you and your former spouse on all of the issues contained within the separation agreement.
All paperwork must be in order and ready for the Judge to approve.
This is why less than half of those who attempt to file their own divorce actually succeed. If you want to ensure the fastest completion we invite you to contact us or call 760-712-3741 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.
We can provide specific insight into your unique circumstances and the experience of decades of service in North County divorce cases. We will discuss all issues of your divorce, and your goals and objectives for each aspect of the case.
Our expertise and experience helps to provide ideas to resolve challenges and areas of disagreement, as well as insight into what has worked for others facing similar disagreements. Daniel Burke is an experienced family law mediator who can help couples to find common ground and resolve areas of disagreement so that their divorce may move forward to completion.
In the end, there are many factors that will determine how long your North County divorce will take. Your ability to work through the various challenges and areas of dispute with your former spouse to reach agreement and the skill of your North County divorce attorney will have a significant impact on the time it takes to complete your divorce.