How long will my case take?
Family Law and Debt Assistance cases range in length. Contributing factors to the longevity involve availability, number of issues to be resolved, and how quickly necessary documents can be obtained?
Why does the process take SO long?
Cases often take far longer than either party expects or wants. Judges, court staff, and lawyers are working on a variety of cases at any given time. Unfortunately, the understaffed and underfunded majority of Family Courts in Massachusetts means a backlog of cases waiting to be heard.
The more work that can be done to resolve at least some matters in a case is a good way to make sure the case will make its way through the system as quickly as possible.