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    Yash tichukale

    How long does it take to get a divorce?


    Charusheela J. Nalhe

    There are several factors that may affect the amount of time needed to get a divorce. Some of these are legal requirements, which vary by state.
    Residency requirements: this is the length of time one or both parties must be a resident of the state. Residency requirements range from no time at all to one year.
    Separation requirements: In many states, you and your spouse must be living separately for a certain length of time before you may obtain a divorce. Separation requirements range from none at all to three years.
    Waiting periods: Some states require that a certain amount of time passes between filing for divorce and either scheduling a court hearing or entering a final judgment. Waiting periods range from none to 90 days.
    Other requirements: Some states may require mediation of issues in dispute, marriage counseling, or a parent education class relating to how divorce affects children. In addition to legal requirements, there are also other factors that may affect the amount of time it takes, such as how long it takes to have your spouse served with divorce papers, the extent to which your case is contested, and the court’s docket backlog.



    Dear Sir/Madam,
    It depends upon the resistance put up by the others spouse. Normally as per the rules/circulars/notifications it has to be disposed within 12 months. But family Courts taking 2-5 years to dispose a family case and thereafter the aggrieved spouse to approach High Court then it will take another 2-5 years to get final result. In case of mutual divorce sometimes Courts insist for wait for cooling period of 6 months unless it is otherwise waived for good reasons like immediately going Abroad etc.

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