How Long Does a Contested Divorce Take in Arizona?
Your judge cannot sign your Divorce Decree until at least sixty (60) days have passed since the original divorce papers were served upon your spouse. You can think of this sixty (60) day period as a necessary cooling off period during which either spouse may seek mandatory court ordered free marital counseling through the Conciliation Services division of the court.
The court may sign a divorce decree immediately after the expiration of this sixty (60) day period if you and your spouse reach an agreement regarding all of the issues in the divorce, such as agreements concerning child custody, child support, and division of assets and debts.
If you don’t reach an agreement regarding all of these issues, your case must be set for trial. The scheduling of that trial date will depend upon a variety of factors, including:
- The complexity of the issues in your case;
- The potential need for experts to evaluate certain aspects of your case;
- The availability time on your judge’s calendar;
Contact Our Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona Divorce Attorneys
If you are in need of a divorce lawyer in Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona, the family law firm of Hildebrand Law, PC is only a phone call away. Our attorneys handle all types of divorce cases in Arizona. Please call (480)305-8300 if you wish to speak with our Arizona divorce lawyers or have additional questions regarding Arizona divorce laws.