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How Long Does A Divorce Take?

Peter and Nancy Tauck recently set the record for the longest divorce in Connecticut. Their trial lasted 86 days and they spent a collective $13 million on legal fees. Their divorce was very complicated, with allegations of alcoholism, child pornography, rape and more than $55 million in assets to be divided. The case included more than 100 witnesses. This case was certainly the exception and not the rule when it comes to the length of divorce cases.

What can I expect?

In Connecticut, you should not expect your trial to last long and, in fact, you should not even expect to go to trial. Most divorce cases settle before they go to trial. There is, however, a minimum waiting period. You must wait at least 90 days before your divorce can become final, and most people can expect their divorce to be concluded within six to 12 months.

How can I speed up the process?

The best way to move your divorce forward is to consider mediation, which will allow you and your spouse the chance to work out a settlement together, at your own speed. To move things along, it is also important to provide your attorney with all the documentation and paperwork that is requested. Don’t make important decisions (such as moving out of the home, emptying bank accounts or selling marital assets) without your attorney’s input.

Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin can help you move your divorce along efficiently, so you can move on with your life. Call today for a consultation.

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