A divorce can take anywhere from three months to well over a year. The state you live has a lot to do with the amount of time it takes. Most states require that wait a certain amount of time after the papers are filed. Contested divorces take longer than uncontested divorces. If you have children and property involved that could prolong the process even longer. I got divorce in Texas and it took me months. This was only because my ex-husband would not return the divorce papers and a default judgment was made it against him.