17 Mar How Long Does the Divorce Process Take?
One of the most common questions Mr. Bloom receives from his clients is, “How long will the divorce process take?” Unfortunately, this is not an easy question to answer with any degree of certainty. There are a variety of factors which may impact the length of time it takes to resolve your divorce.
In situations where both spouses are in agreement regarding the details of the divorce agreement, the process can move rather smoothly and be completed in a matter of months. However, in more hotly contested divorces, it is possible for the case to drag on for several years.
Factors which may increase the length of time it takes to complete your divorce include:
- The need to hire experts to determine the value of real estate or business interests
- The need for a forensic psychological evaluation of the family in situations where child custody is contested
- The need for a forensic accountant to uncover assets that are being hidden by one party
- Issues resolving the distribution of marital property, including bank accounts, real estate, retirement accounts, and other assets
- Health issues that arise for one spouse
- Being activated for military service
- Other personal issues which may prolong the process
The best way to keep your costs down and move through the divorce process as quickly as possible is to narrow down the issues in dispute. If you and your spouse can identify the issues which will be most time consuming to resolve and try to reach common ground in an amicable manner, you should be able to speed up the process and reduce the acrimony involved in your divorce.
In situations where you and your spouse can maintain a positive working relationship, trust each other, and are in relative agreement regarding the important issues involved in the divorce, you may want to consider mediation. Divorce mediation will help you move through the divorce process in the quickest and most amicable manner, and it can help you move on with your life as soon as possible.
If mediation is not an option for you, Mr. Bloom is prepared to aggressively fight for your rights in court to ensure your best interests are protected every step of the way.
Please contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey M. Bloom today to schedule your initial divorce consultation. We have offices conveniently located in West New York.