California Divorce Timeline
It’s one of the many questions you will have when going through the divorce process: How long will it take? You probably want the answer to this question for a number of reasons.
Divorce can be expensive, many aspects of your life will be put on hold while you await the final divorce judgment, and you just want to get on with your life and put this stressful situation in the past.
Here’s some information on the California divorce timeline.
The Minimum Time Frame for Divorce in California
In California, there is a minimum time frame for getting a divorce. Even if there are no disputes to resolve between you and your spouse, you will have to wait six months before the judge will grant your divorce. It can be frustrating to have to wait that long, but there’s nothing to be done to speed up that time frame.
It’s likely the time frame minimum has been put in place to ensure that both parties have a reasonable amount of time to think about the decision.
What Could Make Your CA Divorce Case Take Longer?
As stated, six months is the minimum time frame for a divorce in California. Many divorces will take longer, for a variety of reasons. Mostly, the time frame will take longer if there are any unresolved disputes in your case. Some of the issues that can be difficult to resolve and can extend the divorce process are listed below.
- Child custody disputes
- Child support issues
- Spousal support issues
- Disagreements related to property, asset, and debt division
Other issues that could lengthen your divorce timeline are mediation hearings, overworked courts, and going to trial.
Get Help from a California Divorce Lawyer
You now know many of the factors that can affect the California divorce timeline. It’s understandable that you want your divorce to be resolved as quickly as possible. A divorce lawyer can often help you to speed up the process to some extent. Call The Law Office of Laurence J. Brock directly at 909-466-7661, or fill out the form below, to talk with a lawyer about your divorce case.