How Long Do Child Custody Cases Usually Last, if There Isn’t Anything Super Serious or High Stakes Going On?

Great question. I wish I had a pleasing answer to it for you.

I can’t speak for all jurisdictions, but in Utah (where I practice law and handle child custody disputes), a contested child custody case in which there is nothing terribly dramatic or sensational to be addressed and resolved will usually take one to two years before it is decided by the court after the trial. Some cases may be a little shorter, some cases may take a little longer. But on average? Between one to two years.

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