Unfortunately, once your settlement agreement is submitted to the court, your case will finalized when the judge can get to it.
Because of the large backlog of cases, this can routinely take six months, and sometimes longer.
The waiting can be truly maddening for both spouses, who are prepared to move on with their lives but require the piece of paper to achieve a sense of closure.
The hardest part for many people is the sense that they may have submitted the paperwork incorrectly, and that the long wait indicates that something is wrong.
You can trust that your settlement was negotiated fairly, that your paperwork was handled properly, and that you have an informed person to reach out to for updates on the status of your case.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino know that waiting for the final decree can be the most difficult phase, and we make sure our clients stay up to date on any changes to their case.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens divorce lawyer.