Divorce do take a while, however the more you have agreed upon and completed properly the faster they will go take care.
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In some cases, yes. But usually it's considerably faster.
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Yes, unfortunately the divorce process in New York moves slower than most states. The process used to move even slower before "irretrievable breakdown" divorces were allowed by the State.
Your real question seems to be: from when everything is submitted to the Court (including the settlement & proposed judgment), how long will it take for the Judge to sign off on everything? The difference between Brooklyn & Westchester is not substantial: in Brooklyn, it averages 4-5 months, and in Westchester its an average of 3 months.
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I would just add that you can speed up your divorce by filing an application for preference if you meet the court's criteria. Otherwise you can withdraw and refile. However, give how much time it took your lawyer to get your papers done, you might want to consult a lawyer in your area to insure that the papers get done more quickly.
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