How Much Time Must Pass?
Most anyone would say that they would prefer difficult times in their lives to pass through as quickly as possible, and those going through a divorce would likely say the same thing. Uncertainty over the length of a divorce, however, can often cause anxiety over the entire process. Here is what you should know about the length of divorce in Oregon.
Keys to Keep In Mind
Before figuring out how much time your divorce will take, you have to remember that no two divorces are alike. Each divorce involves a unique couple with unique issues facing unique circumstances. Because of this, there is no guarantee your divorce will take a specific amount of time.
Factors Surrounding Your Divorce
The speed at which your divorce can be processed depends entirely on the factors surrounding it. If you and your spouse can agree on issues such as custody or support without having to go to a hearing, then your divorce could be completed in a matter of weeks. Oregon used to have a waiting period of 90 days after filing for divorce, but because lawmakers did away with that requirement, uncontested divorces can be processed as quickly as a judge can work through them.
However, if you and your spouse do not agree on these issues or if additional steps such as mediation, asset valuation, or other similar processes must take place, then you can expect your divorce to take much longer. With these factors in play, it can take on average between 6 and 12 months from the date of filing to the date the decree is signed.
Outside factors such as court backlog and other legal matters that are out of your control can also impact the length of your divorce. It is best to keep regular contact with your attorney in order to have the most up-to-date information.
Utilize an Oregon Divorce Attorney
The length of your divorce ultimately depends on the factors surrounding your unique case. It is important to work with an attorney skilled in all aspects of Oregon divorce cases in order to gain the proper perspective of your situation. Levine Law Center LLC has worked with many people on their divorce cases and is ready to help you start the next chapter of your life.
To schedule a consultation with an attorney, call our office today at (503) 433-8340 or visit our website.