Scottsdale, AZ asked in Divorce for Arizona

Q: How long does it take to get divorced?

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Peter W Davis
Peter W Davis
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  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: That is not easily answered as there are a number of reasons that a case can take time. The fastest you would be able to get a divorce is 60 days in Arizona as there is a statutory "cooling off" period, meaning a judge can't sign an order until 60 days after the other party is served. The reality is that some times even uncontested cases can be prolonged, but having the right attorney help out is a way to ensure that deadlines are not missed and your case is handled as expeditiously as possible. Most attorneys provide free consultations to discuss the details of the divorce process and address your particular questions.

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
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  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Best case is about 2 1/2 months because of the 60-day period plus adding in time for service, and time for the Court sign and return the Decree.

Cases going to trial generally take about 9-12 months.

High-conflict divorces could take a couple of years.

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