The length of time it takes to get a divorce depends on the process you choose, the willingness of the other party to cooperate and disclose information, and the complexity of your finances. At minimum, even if both parties agree to divorce, it cannot happen in less than 90 days, as measured from the date that the non-initiating spouse receives the divorce complaint.  Litigation is by far the process that takes the longest to complete. In litigation, all disagreements must ultimately be resolved in court and it takes time to get scheduled and to get a decision from a judge. Mediation and collaborative divorces typically take less time because you and your spouse control the process from the first meeting through negotiating resolutions and finalizing the agreement.