Tuesday, October 10, 2006

How long does it take to get divorced?

It depends. Isn't that a great lawyer answer! But it really does depend on many factors like:

--are you in agreement about how to divide your assets/debts?

--are you in agreement about where your kids will live?

--are you in agreement about child support amounts?

--are you in agreement about child custody visitation orders?

In most cases, these factors determine the length of time a divorce takes. However, there is a minimum time required.

In Texas, the Family Code (state law) mandates a 60 day "cooling off" period. What this means is that a Court cannot approve a divorce decree within 60 days of the date the divorce petition was filed. Therefore, even the shortest divorce case will take at least 2 months to complete. We advise our clients not to expect "quick" divorces.

As always, please feel free to contact us through our website (http://www.brazoslawyers.com/) if we can be of assistance.

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