Length of the Divorce Process

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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

  • weeks,
  • months, or
  • years.

The length of the divorce process depends on many factors, including these ones:

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.

Important !
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.