It's not clear what you mean - if the question is can you move on the litigation track while still negotiating for a settlement? Certainly.
How long litigation takes depends both upon the parties and upon the court's availability and backlog.
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Case will be completed when you have a trial. You need to complete discovery before the case will go to trial. Consult with an experienced local divorce lawyer to help you.
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