The length of time a divorce can take is largely dependent on how complicated the situation is and on how willing each spouse is to work together to achieve a speedy and mutually agreeable resolution. The less complex your divorce is, the more likely it is that you will finalize it sooner rather than later. Continue reading to learn more about how long it may take to end your marriage.
Ending a Marriage in Texas
Assuming you and your spouse agree on every key issue in your divorce, such as asset division, parenting time, and child support, you could potentially finalize your divorce after the mandatory 60-day waiting period. However, because many courts have full dockets, even the simplest uncontested divorce can take longer.
If your divorce is contested, you have a significant number of assets, or you foresee a heated custody battle, your divorce can take substantially longer, especially if it goes through litigation. A contested divorce can take anywhere from a few months to a few years.
Below are some additional factors that can cause your divorce to take more time to settle:
- You have a child with special needs
- You suspect your spouse is hiding assets
- Domestic violence or abuse was involved
- Your spouse has a high-conflict attitude
Ultimately, it is estimated that the average divorce in Texas can take anywhere from 6 months to a year. However, the more complicated and emotional the process gets, the longer it may drag on. With an experienced divorce attorney on your side, you can avoid unnecessary delays, so you can move on to the next chapter of your life as quickly as possible.
Call Our Divorce Team to Find Out How We Can Assist You During This Time!
If you are navigating the divorce process, hiring an attorney can help it move along with greater ease. At Garza Law Firm, LLLP, our skilled legal team will work tirelessly on your behalf, so you can get through it as efficiently as possible while protecting your best interests. You can rely on us to inform you of all your legal options and advise you on the best course of action.
Reach out to our law office today at (214) 225-4344 to schedule a free one-hour consultation with one of our attorneys to get started on your case and learn more about our services.