No one likes going through a divorce.

It’s stressful, it’s expensive, it’s emotionally draining.

From the get go, people want to be done with divorce ASAP.

Which is why they always ask: how long does a Utah divorce take start to finish?

Now, not all divorces are created equal. Depending on what’s done during a divorce, the time is variable.

Here are some general time frames based on our experience helping people through all types of divorces:

  1. Uncontested divorces.

Uncontested divorces take about 45 days from start to finish.

  1. Divorces requiring only mediation.

Divorces requiring only mediation to resolve everything usually take 3–6 months from start to finish.

  1. Divorces requiring temporary orders and mediation.

Divorces requiring both temporary orders and mediation usually take 5–8 months from start to finish.

  1. Divorces requiring a custody evaluation.

Divorces requiring a custody evaluation usually take 12–16 months from start to finish.

  1. Divorces requiring trial.

Divorces requiring trial usually take 18–20 months from start to finish.

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