How long will my divorce in Texas take with COVID?

COVID has affected everyone in Texas and the courts are not immune. When COVID first hit back in March of 2020, all courts in Texas shut down. Legal work basically came to a standstill for a couple of weeks. The good news is, things in 2021 are somewhat back to normal.

Before COVID, the average divorce case that The Law Offices of Jayson Nag handled took anywhere from 3 months to 18 months on average to complete. Obviously, this depends on many factors including whether children were involved, the size of the marital estate, how much property there was to divide and the agreements between the parties.

What we are seeing now in 2021 is that due to COVID and the restrictions on court appearances, divorces in Tarrant County, Texas are being completed in less time on average. Our office has been able to finalize at least a dozen divorces over the last half of 2020 and into 2021 in 4 months or less. Most of this success has to do with the availability of mediation. Tarrant County is lucky to have a handful of great family law mediators who have been working overtime during COVID to help facilitate more mediations and ultimately more divorce settlements. If, in the event, a court appearance is still necessary we are able to secure a virtual court date normally within 30 days.

If you are looking to start the divorce process or are in the middle of a divorce that is taking too long, contact attorney Jayson Nag and his team at 817-900-2823. We can help you finalize your divorce quickly and efficiently with very reasonable legal fees.