Your case can be over in as little as 60 days or it can be over in a few years. The amount of time that it takes for a case to be completely finished depends on the issues that arise in your case. For example, the court may order a social study to evaluate both of the parents and their living situations. The social study itself can take from two months to as long as year or more. Another example is property division. Complex property issues may require an expert to be brought in to evaluate businesses or property valuations Read more
You can file for divorce as soon as either you or your spouse meets the residency requirements of the state and county that you plan on filing in. More specifically a party must be a domiciliary of the state for the preceding 6-month period. A domiciliary of the state means a person that primarily lives in that state. Second, a party must be a resident of the county in which the suit is filed for the preceding 90-day period. However, a spouse that does not live in the state may file a case against a spouse that does live in Read more
Yes. When you file your petition or counter petition you can request a name change that will be final upon the entry of the final decree of divorce. You will then have to go through the necessary government agencies to get all of your government issues documents changed.