Unfortunately, this is not so straightforward. An uncontested divorce typically takes one month. Once the attorney receives all pertinent information from their client, the attorney will draft the pleadings and submit to the Court. The Court will review the pleadings and sign the Decree of Divorce. If children are involved, the Court may require both parties to attend a course to assist children through divorce. Contested divorces, on the other hand, are a little more unpredictable because child custody, division of assets and financial issues must be resolved one by one. Additionally, the attorney your spouse chooses may be a factor in the length of time the process takes as well. On average, contested divorces take between 6-12 months, but may extended beyond the average for extraordinary situations.