If you and your spouse have decided it’s time to end your marriage, it’s not uncommon for one or both of you to wonder how long a divorce takes. It’s a question we hear a lot. Though we have to admit that it is not an easy question to answer.
The fact of the matter is that no two divorces are the same. One case could involve a couple with limited assets and no kids, and both are willing to work together to find a peaceful resolution. Another could start amicably only to break down over custody decisions and who gets to keep the house. There are also cases where there’s seemingly no end in sight; millions of dollars in marital assets need to be divided, kids are stuck in the middle, and the parties involved aren’t on speaking terms.
Where you fall in that spectrum may not be clearly defined until we can sit down, dive into your unique situation, and determine the best course of action.
Even the most nip and tuck divorce case won’t be decided in a few days or weeks. After all, the first step is for you and your spouse to decide that this is the direction you both want to go. That could involve time for marriage counseling, talking with friends and family, getting paperwork in order, settling on where you’ll each live in the interim, etc. From there, you’ll both likely want to find and consult with a knowledgeable lawyer, get all your ducks in a row, and file a divorce petition.
Texas has a 60-day waiting period after you or your spouse file that petition. That means a judge cannot even rule on your pending divorce case until that timeframe ends. (unless the case involves domestic violence)
From there, several complex issues need to be addressed.
Depending on your case, this could include:
- Property division
- Financial negotiations
- Spousal maintenance
- Missing documentation
- Unforeseen circumstances
Our mission is to provide our clients with long-range perspectives and outstanding legal advice. That helps them rebuild their families after marital dissolution. Some cases require aggressive advocacy while others require patience, de-escalation, and diplomatic solutions. Christman Ramsey & Foster’s attorney’s primary goal is to protect our client’s interests, equip them for a difficult journey, and deliver skilled and expert legal advocacy and advice.
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