How long does a divorce take? Family Law

The length of time a divorce takes depends on whether the divorce application is disputed.

Most divorce applications are undisputed as the only grounds for disputing a divorce are that the parties are not actually married, are already divorced  or the court does not have jurisdiction.

On average, an undisputed divorce would normally take around seven to eight months as there is a 20 week contemplation period between the issue of the application and being able to apply for the conditional order, and a six week week gap between the conditional and final order.

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