How Long Does It Take To Get Divorced in New York?
Because every divorce case is unique, it is difficult to estimate exactly how long divorce proceedings will take for any given couple. However, our office has worked for years with couples throughout the Capital Region and the five boroughs of New York City, and based on our experience, we can better predict the length of different kinds of cases. One of the most common questions we receive at our office is “How long does it take to get divorced in New York State?”. Watch the video below by experienced Albany Divorce Attorney Jean Mahserjian for clarification on the divorce timeline in New York.
How long it takes to obtain a judgment of divorce depends upon the case. Our general time frames indicate that a high-conflict case—in which every issue is litigated, obtaining documents is difficult, or one party throws financial equity roadblocks in the way—can take a year or longer. A case involving relatively discrete issues that are concrete and easily ascertained can be completed in six months or less. New York’s Office of Court Administration attempts to impose time frames for completion of cases. Non-complex cases are expected to be completed in six months or fewer, while complex cases take longer. When more time is needed, the court system and the judges are fairly understanding about what needs to be done and why.
If you or a loved one is considering divorce, contact attorney Jean Mahserjian for caring advocacy.
Attorney Jean Mahserjian has maintained her capital region law firm for over 20 years. The practice encompasses all areas of family and matrimonial law, an online uncontested divorce service and various areas of estate planning. Whether we’re assisting you with a family law issue or helping you plan for your family’s future with our estate planning practice, our goal is to fully educate you on your options and help you make the best decisions possible.