It can be stressful not knowing how long your divorce proceedings are going to take. And with it being an emotionally draining process, you likely want it to be finalized as soon as possible. Continue reading to learn how New York laws may impact how long your divorce will take and how one of the experienced Manhattan divorce attorneys at Zimmet Law Group, P.C., can help everything go efficiently.
How long does it take to get a divorce in New York?
Truthfully, the time it takes to get a divorce in New York goes on a case-by-case basis. But, on average, it will take one year from when a couple files for divorce to when their settlements are finalized. The factors that contribute to this inconsistent timeline include, but are not limited to, the following:
- If you and your spouse are undergoing a contested or uncontested divorce.
- If you and your spouse are citing no-fault or fault grounds.
- If you and your spouse share children and need to make child custody and child support agreements.
- If you and your spouse have high-value marital assets that need to undergo equitable distribution.
- If you and your spouse have an official prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.
- New York’s requirements for divorce.
How will New York’s requirements impact how long it takes to get a divorce?
Firstly, New York has a residency requirement you must satisfy so that the court can establish jurisdiction. In other words, you must establish the following as true:
- You or your spouse have lived in New York for at least two years directly before your divorce filing.
- You or your spouse were living in New York on the date of your divorce filing and for a constant period of at least one year directly beforehand, and your marriage ceremony was performed in the state or you lived in the state as married persons.
- You or your spouse have lived in New York for a continuous period of at least one year directly before divorce filing, and the grounds for divorce happened within state lines.
- You or your spouse are citizens of the state on the date of your divorce filing, and the grounds for divorce happened within state lines.
If you have not yet met the above prerequisites, then you must wait until you do. Ultimately, this will further prolong your divorce process. If you require additional advice on how to expedite this process, you should not hesitate in consulting with one of the skilled New York City divorce attorneys today.
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