As a skilled New Jersey Divorce Attorney, I am often asked by clients about length of the divorces process. One of the first things on a client’s mind is how long a divorce is going to take. In New Jersey the administrative office or the courts, and basically the legal world, want it to be done in a year. But you can get divorced in 24 hours, 48 hours.
If you want it to be quick, you would have to negotiate your property settlement agreement. That would be your contract. There’s going to be a section for: alimony, child custody, child support, retirement assets, personal property, automobiles. Your complete document will be finished first before you file the complaint for divorce. Then if you negotiate that document first, then you can go into court and simply file it and get divorced.
If you’re going through the regular routine of a divorce, it’s about a year that people try to focus and get this matter completed. It’s all fact specific, if you and your spouse have two good lawyers that want to settle a case, you will settle that case. The goal should be getting it done as soon as possible.
Are you going through a divorce and are concerned how long it is going to take? Contact our experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney for advice.
This educational blog was brought to you by Tanya Freeman, an experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney.