The legal process of obtaining a divorce begins by filing a complaint or summons with the court. The average length of time it takes to obtain a divorce ranges from three to fifteen months from the date of the complaint. The time span can vary due to local provisions and applicable state laws, but the most defining factor is the number of disputed issues that must be resolved.
Divorce is expensive. As soon as the divorce process is initiated, it is vital to ensure that the financial backing exists to support all the basic and professional services needed to enable a fair and satisfactory settlement.
Nearly all the issues involved in a divorce revolve around money, so knowledge with respect to the fiscal issues of the marriage is an invaluable asset.