This various significantly by County, as the Supreme Courts throughout the states all have their own internal policies, procedures, and case loads. There are too many variables involved to accurately predict how long it will take, once the papers are submitted, for the filed papers to be reviewed and approved, forwarded to the Judge, signed, and entered. In Queens County, for example, it can take up to six months, while in Nassau or Suffolk Counties I have seen divorce judgments processed in as little as 45 days.
Mr. Rosen practices matrimonial and family law in Great Neck, NY. His response here is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the matter in question. Many times the questioner may leave out details which would make the reply unsuitable. You are strongly advised to confer with an attorney in your own state to acquire more information suited to your particular circumstances.
Sign up to receive a 10-part series of useful information and legal advice about the divorce process.