How long does it take for a judge to sign off on a divorce?
Once the papers have been filed with the court, the question, "How long does an uncontested divorce take?" is completely out of the parties' hands. The amount of time it will take to finalize the divorce by having a judge approve and sign the judgment can take anywhere from six weeks to 12 months.
How do I know if my divorce is final?
The judgment should say that it became final on a given date. If that isn't on the judgment, go to the courthouse and ask the Clerk to tell you if your divorce is final and what date it became final.
Why does it take so long to finalize a divorce?
If a divorce is taking too long, it is often because the parties disagree about custody, child support or spousal support, or how they will divide property and debt. These disagreements will subject the couple to a prolonged divorce process. Seek mediation if you and your spouse are struggling to reach and agreement.
How long does it take for a judge to sign a divorce decree in PA?
The typical time for a 3301(c) Pennsylvania uncontested divorce, from the date of filing to the court granting a divorce decree is 3.5-4 months for PREMIUM service, 4-5 months for FAST service, and 5-6 months for NORMAL service.