Hingham, MA family law attorney Carmela M. Miraglia details some typical factors that determine how long a divorce will take.
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A typical divorce can take anywhere from a year to a year and a half but the typical lawyer answer is it depends. It depends on a number of factors. It depends on what country your filing in. There are some counties that are busier than others. A divorce filed in Barnstable County is going to take less time to get through the court system than a divorce filed in say Plymouth or Middlesex County It also depends on what you’re fighting over. If there are children involved there can be a lot of contested issues with respect to custody and child support. If there are a lot of assets there can be some delay in dividing up the assets.