There are two very common questions we get in the office almost every day. They are:
- How long does it take to get a divorce?
- How much does it cost to get a divorce?
Neither question is easy to answer because every case is different. Remember that in each case you are dealing with different spouses, different kids, and different judges. Because of these different people with different schedules and different statistical variations for how they perform their activities in the case, we get different amounts of time.
I Need to Draw You a Picture
Below I am going to draw you a picture of the typical divorce process in Cleveland County, Oklahoma. Believe it or not, the time it takes varies depending on where you are in Oklahoma. The larger counties tend to go slower than the smaller ones. Even though the divorce laws are the same throughout the state, the local court practices and logistics are different.
You should expect a typical Cleveland County divorce to take approximately 200 days. Each case can be different, so keep this in mind.
As for the second question, how much does it cost? That one is easy, as much as a car. (See my other article, on How much does a divorce cost in Oklahoma?)