Haddonfield, NJ asked in Divorce for New Jersey

Q: Hello, how long would it take for me to finalize my divorce. DOCKET # FM-07-002811-18-D

I hired my lawyer in February 2017 and it is still not finalized. Last communication the lawyer did with me is January 5, 2019.

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Andrew John Economos
Andrew John Economos
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: There is no set time frame on how long it should take. The courts strive to have your matter concluded within 12 months, but that may not be realistic depending upon the complexities of each case, coupled with the number of cases in a particular county (Essex is notorious for having heavy case load given it's population). With that said, you really should not go two months without communication with your attorney. I would suggest you send a quick email or phone call to your attorney seeking a status update of your case. Best of luck!

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