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How long will my divorce take?

How long will my divorce take?

No matter what, a divorce in Wisconsin takes at least one hundred and twenty days from the date you file your action. That's a statutory requirement. Several decades ago, it was a period where the parties were required to go to counseling, to see if they could work out their marriage. I think as time has gone on that requirement has been taken away. However, it provides the parties an opportunity to, especially if they have children to get a sense of how things are going to work, to sort out the financial matters if that's all that there is in the divorce and ultimately be at a point after that four months, a hundred and twenty days where they're ready to finalize matters because it's difficult to go back into court and change things after the fact. So, that's the quickest you could complete a divorce. Generally speaking, it takes six to twelve months. A lot of that depends on the courts calendar.

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