How long does a mediated divorce take?

Divorces are somewhat notorious for being difficult, emotional, and lengthy. Most people just want the divorce process to be finished as quickly as possible so they can move on to the next chapter of their lives. In a mediated divorce, the couple can take as much time as they need. Of course, it depends on the specifics surrounding each couple’s particular situation and how willing they are to work with one another.

If the couple has a lot of outstanding contested issues, it may take a bit of time to work through them. One of the most important aspects of mediation is that the couple needs to be prepared to communicate with one another and be willing to compromise. When everyone is cooperating, contested issues can be resolved in a timely manner and the divorce may be able to be finalized in just a few sessions. Of course, this is easier said than done. Some couples may need to go through a lot of mediation sessions to come to a divorce agreement that they find suitable.

Typically, mediated divorces still take less time than litigated divorces because the couple can schedule sessions on their own time instead of waiting on a court date. If you are considering divorce, contact us today.

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