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How long does usually uncontested divorce can last in New York?

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How long does usually uncontested divorce can last in New York?

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Manhattan uncontesteds take a few months but other counties could take more than one year.

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That depends upon the county in which the case is filed. The range can be from two weeks to a year.

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Varies by county and time of year.

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In New York County if everything is done correctly, the time from filing the final paperwork to signed judgment will be about 8 weeks.

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Signature of judgments from when everything is submitted to the court is probably 3 months on average, while some courts (Bronx in particular) take 5+ months.

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The length of time to get your order granting your divorce doesn't even start until all of your papers are submitted and accepted (no drafting problems, etc.).

The amount of time is hard to predict these days because budget cuts have hit the clerks and staff handle these matters. Upstate courts seem to be better than the downstate offense to the downstate clerks.

Also, you should know that NY is the last state in the US to full recognize divorces granted in the Dominican Republic. The entire procedure takes, about 30-60 days and requires one of you to travel to the DR and the other to consent to the DR court's jurisdiction.

The process is not difficult and is not terribly expensive.

Cory Rosenbaum, Esq.


In NYC approximately 3-4 months

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