How long will it take for me to get divorce in Florida?

In short, the answer is there is no average time. Florida divorce law permits quick divorces in some circumstances. There is a waiting period in Florida of at least 20 days from the date of the filing of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage before the Florida Divorce Decree may be entered by the Family Court judge. However, these divorces involve couples that have already worked out all of their issues and only need the Final Judgment entered so as to end their marriage. If the spouses do not agree on the issues, such as time-sharing, property division, alimony, and child support the process will take much longer. In all Florida family law cases the court will require that the couple first go to mediation to try to settle as many issues as possible before the case goes to trial. The more fighting there is between the spouses the longer the divorce process will take.Consultations are available in Miami and at several meeting locations throughout Dade and Broward Counties including Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, West Country Club Drive in Aventura, Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood and in the Homestead area. Appointments are also available by telephone and via Skype internet video chat. Telephone our office at (305) 222-7351 or send us an email to schedule a consultation.

When scheduling a consultation, please inform the secretary if there are any pending hearings, deadlines for filing an appeal, or other reason why you may need an immediate appointment. We will do our very best to accommodate your schedule in setting an appointment.


The statements in this section are based on Florida law and have been issued to inform and not advise. The statements are general in nature and individual facts in a given case may alter their application or involve other laws not referred to here.

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