How Long Is The Waiting Period To Get An Uncontested Divorce?

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How long is the waiting period to get an uncontested divorce?


While I am not licensed to practice law in your state and am unable to give you legal advice, I can give you some general observations on this issue based on the jurisdiction where I practice.

Where I do practice in Virginia, there are statutory confines about how long you must wait until you can get an uncontested divorce. If you have children, you have to be separated for one year and if you don’t have children, you have to be separated for six months.

Once the statutory separation period runs, you can file all of the necessary documents with the court and it generally takes one to two months for the judge to sign the divorce order.

Divorce is very fact-specific and requires a specialized knowledge of local law. For these reasons I would suggest you contact an attorney who specializes in family law matters in your jurisdiction.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than tips on divorce issues, so please contact an attorney in your jurisdiction to obtain specific advice as to the laws of your state and how they impact your case.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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