How Long Will My California Divorce Take?

Once you have made the decision to get a divorce, you probably want the divorce process to be over as soon as possible. Many people are ready to begin the next chapter of their life and leave their marriage behind. A seasoned family law attorney can help move your case along as fast as is legally allowed. There are many decisions that you will be required to make along the way that could lengthen the amount of time it will take to get your divorce finalized. The Waiting Period In California, there is a six month waiting period from when you file your divorce petition and when your spouse is served with the divorce petition until when a court can issue a divorce decree. Thus, no divorce can be granted sooner than six months. You will be able to file all your paperwork in advance with the court, but it will not be final until the waiting period has passed. These waiting periods are in place in part to allow for time for reconciliation between the parties. It is essentially a…

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