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How long does a divorce procedure last?

The average duration of a divorce is about 12 month.

Duration will strongly vary depending on: the location of the Court (outcome tends to be more rapid in small rural courts) ; if it is a mutual consent divorce or a more disputed type of divorce (the less contentious the divorce the shorter the procedure). Duration will be increased in case of appeal.

In urgent situations (domestic violence, custody involving transnational issues), the Judge can order provisional measures to protect the oppressed spouse or the children within about one month.