Every marriage is different and unique, and the same can be said for divorce. While it is true that some divorces take over a year, that is definitely not always the case. The typical length of time for a divorce will vary depending on your case, but most Maryland divorce cases take anywhere from 30 to 120 days to become final.
There are a few factors that affect the length of time of your divorce case. One thing that will help the process move along more quickly is if both spouses are able to communicate and agree on the terms of the divorce. If the divorce is mutual, this can save time by cutting court appearances and extra meetings.
On the other hand, there are factors that could slow down your divorce case. The two most common things that slow the divorce process involve child custody and spousal support. Spouses frequently disagree on custody agreements and the amount of money they are willing to pay the other spouse. This tends to lead to appearances in court because mutual agreements could not be made.
As mentioned earlier, avoiding court will help speed the process up. If you do end up not settling, your case will head to trial. If this happens, your case can take anywhere from a few months to 18 months. This can be affected by how both spouses cooperate with the courts and how busy the courts are at that point in time.
Prioritize a Speedy Divorce
While many people prioritize a speedy divorce, it is important that you understand the importance of not trying to rush your case. You want to make sure that you are not sacrificing the goals of your divorce just to save time. That is where your attorney is there to help. They will keep you on the right track and will guide you towards achieving the goals of your case.
At Petrelli Previtera, our attorneys are here to make the divorce process as stress free as possible. If you are ready to take your life from chaos to clarity, schedule your consultation now.