How long does it take to get divorced?

In Michigan, the parties have a waiting period of 60 days from filing of the action in order to be able to file a final Judgement of Divorce when there are no children.  This waiting period extends to six months when children are born or adopted by the parties.  In special cases, the six month waiting period can be waived.  If the divorce is contested, it is difficult to estimate how long before trial time can be found in the court’s docket so a contested divorce can take much longer.