This is one of the mostly commonly asked questions during an initial consultation with a client contemplating divorce.  It is also one of the most difficult to answer.  The time consuming part of obtaining a divorce is the time it takes to reach a settlement, since most divorces do not end in a trial.

With Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise reaching a settlement in record time (eleven days?) and Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger possibly having the longest celebrity battle (8 years?) there is obviously no easy answer to this question.

Child custody disputes can certainly prolong divorces.  If an expert is needed (i.e. a forensic psychologist) you can count on more time being spent.  Likewise, if one of the parties owns a business and a forensic accountant is needed more time may be required.

The legal team at Iandoli & Edens will assess your situation and give you an idea as to timing based on your particular issues.  Call today for a consultation @ 908 879-9499.