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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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