The formal divorce process is supposed to take six months before it becomes legally finalised.
However, a number of factors can influence the length, including the complexity of any issues you need to sort out between you regarding parenting, money or property. You are more likely to avoid delays in finalising your divorce if you are able to agree what will happen for the children, your property and finances. Family mediation will help you settle these important issues so you can move on with your life.
Agreements reached in mediation can be used to form the basis of any court order you might need, including a financial order that will provide certainty for the future.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on the speed at which family courts have been able to operate. This means there are significant delays getting your case into court, if you cannot agree a way forward with your ex and need the court to intervene.