It depends on how quickly you and your spouse can agree on the issues. It can take as little as a few months to over a year for contested cases involving custody or asset allocation issues. A competent attorney can ensure the process keeps moving forward. Keep in mind, that a divorce can finalize significant issues that have a lasting impact on how you live. Moving as fast as possible is not the goal, you will want to retain experienced counsel who can help guide you to carefully consider all the issues and decide the best options for you and your family.