The average divorce in Queens, New York can take anywhere from a few months to several years depending on your specific situation. An uncontested divorce can take anywhere from 2-3 months, while a contested divorce, or a divorce in where there are many assets to divide, can take several years. The sooner you and your ex can reconcile on how to divide the assets, and child support details, the sooner the divorce will be concluded.
If you are looking for a way to speed up your divorce by as much as possible, you should consider getting the help of a qualified divorce attorney in Queens, New York. A divorce attorney can assist you through the legal process, and they can ensure you do not miss any paperwork, so your divorce is filed as soon as possible.
They can also help you through mediating between you and your ex so there is less discord and fewer arguments during the separation. Getting mediation services through a legal professional can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes for your divorce to complete.
Factors that influence how long your divorce will last
Various factors can affect how long your entire divorce process will take. These include:
- If there are any children involved
- How many assets you both share
- The age and health condition of both parties
- Whether the divorce is contested or uncontested
- The availability of both parties
In the case that children are involved, the divorce can take longer because you and your ex must decide on a fair parenting schedule that is agreed on by the judge. If you can not decide on a fair plan, the judge will decide for you. It is important to note that the court is only going to look at what is in the best interest of the child, and this does not necessarily mean that the time will be split 50/50 between both parents.
Most divorce cases are settled before they make it to trial, but if you and your ex decide to take the route of having a judge and jury decide everything for you, then the divorce will take much longer. Court dates can often be a few weeks-if, not a few months- into the future from when you first apply for them, and you will often require more than one court session to sort everything out.
Most people understandably want to get over with the divorce process as soon as they possibly can. To make sure you are taking every step possible to get your fair share of the assets, and not remain in the process for longer then you have to, you should reach out to a qualified attorney to assist you through your divorce.
Get in touch with a divorce lawyer today at the Law Office of Charles Zolot to receive advice on how you can speed up your divorce process.
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