How Long Will it Take for My Divorce to be Finalized?

Divorce can be a difficult time in your life and many people just want it to be over as quickly as possible. Exactly how quickly that happens, though, can depend on a number of factors including how amiable you and your partner are with each other, if there is community property or assets, and if you have children. One of the best things that you can do to ensure that your divorce moves fast is to get a good San Luis Obispo divorce attorney from Hosford & Hosford. We’re focused on families and always work to provide a solution-oriented approach. Here’s a basic breakdown of how long it might take for your divorce to be finalized.

A Clean Divorce Depends On You and Your Partner

The bottom line is this: your divorce will take at least 6 months. California has a mandatory waiting period of 6 months from the time your partner is served with the divorce papers. How long it takes after that, again, depends on a variety of factors. The best case scenario is that during the 6 months you and your partner attempt to reach an agreement about how to settle the divorce. If you reach a settlement, your attorney just needs to submit it to the court and at the end of the 6 months the judge will issue your divorce decree.

But if you are unable to reach an agreement after the 6 months, your divorce will require a trial. Also, if you have children then you will most likely need to attend custody mediation.

Getting a divorce is a big event in anyone’s life which is why you want a San Luis Obispo divorce attorney from Hosford & Hosford at your side. We want all of our clients to have a clean and efficient divorce process and we would love to make sure you get that as well.