Welcome to the “Hurry Up and Wait” world of divorce litigation.
Our court system is over-crowded, under-budgeted and as a result incapable of handling problems as quickly as they should be handled. The simple reason is the large number of litigants and cases the courts deal with in any given month. The unfortunate reality is that, except for true emergency situations, the courts take several weeks and sometimes months to address issues and resolve disputes that people can’t work out on their own.
Absent an early settlement, divorcing parties should expect that their case will take about a year.