How long does it take to get divorced in NJ?

A question virtually all of my client’s ask is “how long will it take to get divorced?”  And my answer is usually “it depends”.  While the court system is instructed to do everything possible to resolve the case within one year of the filing of a Complaint for Divorce, some case can be resolved much quicker than that and others can take significantly longer.

The two most important drivers of the time line are the issues involved and the approach the litigants bring to the proceedings.  It is interesting to note that in my experience, the amount of money involved in a case is not necessarily indicative of a lengthy divorce.  In fact, high dollar cases often lend themselves to an expeditious resolution as it is much easier to meet everyone’s needs and expectations.  The Harvey Weinstein divorce may be one such example.

Sadly, there are extenuating circumstances in this case that are most likely driving what appears to be a very quick resolution.

About Sandy Durst

Sandy Durst, Esq., is the founding partner of The Durst Firm where he heads the Family Law Department. Individuals facing a divorce benefit from the combination of legal skill, common sense and compassion that Sandy brings to each and every matter. Each case is given the personalized attention it deserves.
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