How long does it take to get a divorce?

My husband and I split up about- a year ago, I moved out – and across the country about 7 months ago. We are still friends, and split our stuff, and everything is civil. Now that we are finally stabalized on our own- I’d like to proceed with getting this divorce. What is the cheapest way (since we have nothing to fight over) and the quickest? How long does it take?

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    5 Responses to How long does it take to get a divorce?

    1. Jess P says:

      well since you been seperated for a year and have done things civally all you need now is a lawyer and get some papers done up and sign away. all depends on how long you take to get papers from lawyers and for him to sign it.

      Canada: An Uncontested Divorce usually takes between 8 to 16 weeks.
      A Petition for Divorce that is contested usually takes much longer.
      There are many factors that affect the length of time it takes to get divorced.
      Unless the reason for the divorce is adultery or cruelty, the spouses must have lived separate and apart for at least one year.

      http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/lifeevents/divorce.shtml

      http://www.divorceincanada.ca/general3.htm

      States:
      http://www.divorceguide.com/usa/divorce-information/how-long-does-a-divorce-proceedings-take-and-what-are-the-precautions-each-parties-should-take.html

      http://www.thelaboroflove.com/articles/how-long-does-it-take-to-get-a-divorce

      Good Luck

    2. lucinda says:

      I think it depends. It shouldn’t take very long though, especially since there’s nothing to fight over.

    3. in the sky how I wonder says:

      You’d have to file in the other state…or he could do that. In CT they have an online do it yourself divorce guide. If you file and keep the attorney’s out of it that would be cheapest. As for quick – depends on the state…in CT it’s 90 days if everything and everyone are agreeable.

    4. kevin n says:

      well it is depends on case by case, if you and your husband agree all on matters, it shouldn’t be that long, some case like this could take up to a year or so, as long as you two decide to split and agree with everything, time really not matter at all, my opinion is what matter is find happiness for your self is a long process. good luck to you

    5. Courtney says:

      It depends on the jurisdiction of the case. Your marriage has ties to two different places – where you lived together and where you live now. I would look up the divorce procedures in both places and pick one based on what easier and has the shortest time frame. Example. California has a 6 month "cooling off period" lol before you become eligible for a divorce, whereas Oregon is only 3 months. I believe there are some states where there is only a 2 week waiting period. Since your divorce its uncontested (meaning yall are amicable) you can file in either state or country you/him reside.

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