As a matrimonial and family law attorney many of my clients ask me “How long does it take to get divorced?” The answer is “it depends”.
If you have a simple uncontested divorce, where everyone signs all the paperwork, then your divorce can be submitted to the court system within days. However, the court may take several months before it actually approves your divorce.
If you have a complicated contested divorce, then your divorce could take up to 3 years. There have been some extreme cases where a divorce can take longer than 5 years.
However, most contested divorces take about 1 to 2 years.