Being served with divorce papers is the beginning of the legal process of divorce. If the divorce is uncontested, and the parties have agreed on all the matters necessary to be settled (Child custody, Child support, spousal support, division of marital assets, etc), then be balance of the divorce papers are executed and submitted to be appropriate court, and the time it takes to formally receive a signed divorce order depends largely on the court’s backlog. In some jurisdictions this could be up to 6 months or more, while in other jurisdictions it may be a matter of few weeks.
if the parties have not reached and agreement on the outstanding issues, the litigation just begins and there will be discovery and requests for production of documents, usually financial records, tax returns, etc. this process may take months and even years, depending on the nature of the dispute between the parties.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq. \ Divorce Solutions