In Arizona there is a sixty day waiting period (from the date of service of the petition) that must expire before a final order of divorce may be entered. A.R.S. § 25-329 . So it is simply not possible to complete a divorce case in less than 60 days. Beyond that, every case is different. After consultation, depending upon the facts of your matter, Mr. Dudley may be able to give you an estimate of approximately how long you should anticipate your matter taking to complete.
There are a number of important legal consequences associated with the date of dissolution of your marriage and the termination of the marital community. It is easy to confuse the date of the completion of your matter with the date of dissolution and termination of your marital community, but they are completely different.
Once the divorce is granted, the dissolution of marriage and termination of the marital community are retroactive back to the filing date of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. If this doesn’t make sense to you, feel free to call Dustin T. Dudley at 602-300-6777 for a more complete explanation of how this works and the legal implications of the retroactive nature of the dissolution of marriage and termination of the marital community.