How long does it take to settle an uncontested divorce? Written By Sandra McCarthy Founder, A People’s Choice Fact Checked Most uncontested divorces can be resolved within 2 to 7 months. California family law requires a six-month period from the time the respondent is served with the court summons and divorce papers to allow a divorce to be finalized. This means a judgment for divorce can be entered six months from the day the respondent is properly served. In most of our cases, however, the parties have reach an agreement within as very short period of time after filing. As a result, many of our divorce cases are completed with the entry of a Final Judgment in 2-3 months. After the Judgment has been entered by the court, the six month “waiting period” simply continues to run. Once the time has expired, the parties are free to remarry. The date the parties are legally considered “single” is clearly stated on the Notice of Entry of Judgment. By Sandra McCarthy|January 30th, 2021|Top Divorce FAQs, Divorce Column 1, Divorce FAQs|Comments Off on How long does it take to settle an uncontested divorce?