If you have agreed to joint custody of your daughter and have also divided your personal property you can get a judgment for dissolution of marriage, in effect, the same day you file the petition for dissolution. That presumes that all of the financial issues have been resolved, that one parent will be the residential custodian of your daughter and that the other parent will pay an appropriate amount of child support.
If everyone 110% in agreement, generally it doesn't take long at all. If there is a disagreement, then it will take a while (as you've already seen first hand some years ago).
If you filed 6 1/2 years ago, there is a strong chance that your case was dismissed. You should check the court file. Then hire a lawyer to finalize your case the right way, whether the old case is still pending or by refiling a new case.
Many people would like their case over quickly, but have not agreed on all the items necessary for a Judge to approve a divorce. You should consult a family law attorney and find out if you have addressed every issue with your spouse.
For informational purposes only. Not legal advice.
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