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When should we expect our divorce decree to be sent?

San Francisco, CA |

The lawyer filed the papers in March .He said the court would get to them sometime after April 2010 since April is when our 6 month waiting period was up and still we have not heard anything . Does it usually take San Francisco courts a long time to grant divorce . This was an unconstested divorce pretty simple .No issues or complications.

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If you know your case number, you can go to the San Francisco Court website and see what the status of your case is. Based upon my experience, San Francisco court usually takes 2 or more months to process a judgement. The address to check status is


Sometimes the courts are backlogged, however, sometimes matters also fall through the cracks. Most counties have an online database that will provide you information regarding your court case (if not confidential) and this can assist you in obtaining the status regarding your judgment.


The courts usually take 10 weeks to process the judgments but have been known to take 3 to 4 months.