The amount of time it takes to complete a divorce depends on basically two things: the amount of time it takes to resolve all the issues between the parties and how long it takes for the judgment roll to be completed. Usually, the greater time is spent resolving the issues between the parties and either reaching a negotiated agreement or having a judge decide everything after a trial. This stage can last weeks to years.
Once the issues are worked out and there’s a signed an agreement on all the issues, the time to complete the remaining documents to complete the divorce, the judgment roll, is about six weeks to two months. Some things that make that time longer are the amount of time it takes for the opposing counsel to respond with signed or approved documents or the time a judge takes to review the judgment roll, sign and return it for filing an entry with the Monroe County Clerk’s Office or the clerk’s office where the divorce was started.