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Des Plaines and Hoffman Estates Law Firm Frequently Asked Questions Video

How long does it take to get a divorce in Illinois?

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One of the questions that I often get asked is, “How long is this divorce going to take me?” And that is a very good question to ask. No attorney has a crystal ball. It really is dependent upon the parties themselves in the divorce process.

Simple matters can take a very short period of time to be concluded. Matters in which we’re having to do business evaluations or complex custody matters could take quite awhile.

The court does try to keep a tight leash on when a case involving children has to be completed. And by law the court, not withstanding good cause must complete a divorce within eighteen months if there are minor children.

But most divorces can be wrapped up within three to six months as long as the parties are cooperative and discovery is done in a timely basis.

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