After Summons

How long after the summons is served does a person have before the court declares it official?

Asked on July 6, 2009 under Family Law, Texas


L.M., Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

The time period until a divorce becomes final various tremendously depending on the issues that exist.  If there are issues regarding real and personal property division, a marital or family home, custody and visitation of children, and if a trial is necessary it can take many months, or even a year or two.  Simpler cases may settle quicker.

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