It can be difficult to estimate the length of the divorce process. This article discusses factors that can influence how long it takes.
A request for a divorce is only the beginning.
Receiving a request for a divorce is only the beginning of the divorce process
A divorce can take
- months, or
The length of the divorce process depends on many factors, including these ones:
- the reasons for the divorce
- whether a couple can agree on issues arising from the divorce
- how easy it is to obtain the documents and evidence needed for the divorce
- how quickly cases are heard at the courthouse where the divorce request is filed
For example, if a couple cannot agree on issues arising from the divorce, it can often take years to get a final court decision on the divorce.
This article explains in a general way the law that applies in Quebec. This article is not a legal opinion or legal advice. To find out the specific rules for your situation, consult a lawyer or notary.