How long does it take to get a divorce?

A divorce can take anywhere from several months to more than one year from the filing of the Complaint until the final Judgment Entry granting the divorce. There are many factors that impact the time it takes to obtain a divorce. Our office provides each potential new client with a timeline during the initial consultation that provides an approximate timeline, however, the willingness of the parties to fully disclose financial assets and liabilities, and the willingness of the parties to negotiate a reasonable resolution of all matters can effect the length of time it takes to resolve a case for better or worse.

The Ohio Supreme Court guidelines suggest that a divorce without minor children should, theoretically, be completed within twelve months, and a divorce with minor children should be finalized within eighteen months.