How long will my divorce take?

This is a common question we hear at Peterson Family Law and regrettably, the answer is almost always, it depends.  Most cases resolve themselves within 12 months.  Some cases can go on as long as two or more years however.

How long with my divorce take is a question which can be analyzed depending upon the amount of money involved in the litigation, the level of safety (or danger) for the children, whether there is real property, retirement accounts or other assets to be sold, transferred or moved, etc...

Asking how long it will take is usually not the best question however, as we have seen a number of cases which concluded quickly in the original proceeding, and then come to our office AFTER the original case is over and now we have to go back and correct what should have been addressed originally.  

Getting divorced in Collier County or Lee County is not a race to the finish.  It should always start with effective planning and analysis with your counsel and a road map  for where you are headed.  

We think the best answer to the question, "How long will my divorce take," is "as long as necessary to get a just result."