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Your Divorce Timeline - Without Kids

Remember how easy it was to get married? Oh sure, maybe you had a big party and there were lots of details to work out. Maybe you had four guests, maybe you had four hundred. But remember the paperwork? You signed one document. At some point in the ceremony, or after, you signed your marriage license.

Your divorce is more complicated than that.


But preparing for a divorce is not that complicated. If you don't have kids together, there are only 11 steps to get divorced. And you might not even need all of them!


You can always agree to all or some of the issues in your case, which will make it go more quickly.

Here's what you can expect.


You can print this page out and cross off each step as you go!


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  1. You or the other party files the Complaint with the court

  2. The court issues an Interim Order

  3. The other party is Served

  4. The judge holds a Status Conference

  5. The judge holds a Temporary Hearing

  6. The judge issues a Temporary Order

  7. The judge holds a Final Hearing

  8. The judge issues a Final Order

  9. The Waiting Period ("nisi") expires and the divorce is final

  10. There may be an Appeal

  11. There may be a Motion to Modify

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