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A: A divorce case can be resolved in a matter of a few months, or it could take years. It is nearly impossible to predict exactly how long a particular divorce case will take, unless the parties choose to come together, negotiate the issues, and settle the case without any need for litigation. The amount of time you will spend completing your divorce case, as with any type of litigation, depends upon many different factors in each case, some of which will be out of the control of the parties or their attorneys. In many divorce cases, it makes a lot more sense for everyone involved for the parties to create their own settlement agreement, even if they are each slightly unhappy with some of the issues, rather than spend many thousands of dollars litigating the case. There is no guarantee that taking the case to trial will end up in a more favorable position than litigating would. In fact, it is likely that you will be even more unhappy with the judge’s decisions than you would be with negotiating, since the judge is only concerned with what appears to be fair and does not know your situation personally. Divorce courts in New York are concerned with equity, not equality.