How Long Does Divorce Really Take?

The divorce process is not one-size-fits-all. In fact, they all vary a great deal depending on things like whether or not you take your case to trial, whether the two of you are cooperating, or how many issues you can agree on. A divorce can potentially resolve quickly or drag on for a long time. What you need to remember is that, regardless of your situation, patience will help get you through this. In fact, patience will be one of your most valuable tools during this time.

Even if you are not at complete odds with your spouse, divorce takes time. Instead of stressing out over the process, take this moment to slow down. Below are some helpful tips to on how to remain patient.

  • Wait. If you are angered by something happening in your divorce, or your spouse, children, mediator, or attorney said something to unnerve you, do not immediately react. Rather than letting your emotions drive your actions, take time to think through your response. You might regret decisions made in the heat of a moment, so wait and evaluate if a response is even necessary.
  • Focus. So much becomes unclear during a divorce. You might wonder if you will be able to afford the lifestyle you are accustomed to, if your kids will be okay, or if you will ever find love and remarry. Instead of fixating on uncertainties, focus on what is clear, or on setting goals for your future. The things that are unclear now will eventually have answers, so focus on what you can do to reestablish your life.
  • Listen. If you have a skilled divorce team representing you, they are available to listen to your concerns and will likely offer advice. Trust them and seek their guidance, but also let them know if you disagree or do not understand their recommendations. Your interests and needs are important to them, so the more clearly you communicate your needs, the better they can assist you.

At CokerLegal, our dedicated legal team can provide extensive legal insight to your case and help you find a way to settle your dispute as quickly as possible. Our firm has over 60 years of combined experience, so you can trust that your case is in good hands with us.

Speak with our Denton and Collin County family law attorneys at (940) 293-2313.

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