If the divorce is agreed and not defended by the other party, it usually takes between 4-6 months to complete, but the timescale is always dependent on the court timetable and how quickly matters are dealt with by the court and by the other party. If the other party defends the divorce, fails to cooperate or otherwise delays in dealing with things in a timely manner, then the divorce may take longer and the costs may also increase. It is not uncommon for the parties to agree postponement of the Petitioner’s application for decree absolute until such time as their financial matters are resolved, in which case the divorce may take longer.