How Long Does a Divorce Take

How Long Does a Divorce in Missouri Take?

No dissolution of marriage can be granted until at least 30 days has passed following the date of service of the Petition.  This is a minimum interval.  Other time limits may affect your case depending upon the facts and circumstances.

Our experience indicates that a normal interval of about 90 days for uncontested dissolution of marriages and up to 18 months for contested dissolution of marriages.  During the waiting period we will be trying to help you work out the details of custody, visitation, support, and property settlement.