How Long will my Divorce Take?

The amount of time it takes to resolve any case depends upon the complexities and number of issues involved. In Arizona, there is a mandatory 60 day waiting period from the time a divorce petition is served on the other party until the divorce can granted by the court. However, on average, a divorce takes between six (6) to twelve (12) months to complete. In complex cases, there may be other professionals whose expertise is required, such as custody evaluators, property or business appraisers, and/or vocational experts. The more professionals involved, the longer it typically takes. If your case is complicated, or if you and your spouse cannot reach agreements, the case will take longer to complete.