In Nassau and Suffolk counties, from the time a case is finished, either by trial or by settlement, it generally takes between three and six months to get the judgment of divorce. A judgement of divorce is the document that states that the marriage is over and dissolved and the case is done and signed by a judge. That’s a procedural situation that has to do with how many cases are in the courts at any one time. If the question has to do with from the beginning of a case to the very end of the case, that’s going to depend upon the facts and circumstances of every individual case. It may depend on how many issues have to be addressed, whether a case can be settled, how long does it take to settle it, whether you have to go to court and what are the issues the court is going to be presented with. It really is a very, very different answer for every case. Once the case is settled or tried, as I said, it takes between three and six months before the judgment is signed. Compare that with Brooklyn or Queens where it can take a year for that to occur. Brooklyn and Queens are very slow, but Nassau and Suffolk counties, in comparison, are very fast.
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