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The length of time required to achieve a particular step in your case ( such as obtaining a temporary court order), or a final resolution (such as the final decision of a trial judge, or a written separation agreement) depends upon a great number of factors, such as the extent to which the parties are prepared to compromise or their determination to have a judge decide matters for them. Interim applications to obtain urgent orders can be obtained in less than 24 hours for a true emergency ( standby judges for example, can hear your application & grant urgent orders such as injunctions or restraining orders during the middle of the night if truly necessary). However most commonly, interim applications are heard within a few weeks of the paper work being prepared, filed & served.

The waiting time for a hearing to proceed is longer in Provincial Court than it is in Supreme Court. Agreements reached through negotiations or mediation are often reached over the course of a few weeks to perhaps as long as a year or more depending upon each party’s willingness to compromise. If you set up your free initial consultation with one of our Surrey Divorce lawyers, we will be able to provide you with a typical range of time required to resolve your particular type of dispute.

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