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The answer depends on the jurisdiction, and whether you and your spouse are in agreement. An uncontested divorce can be completed in as little as thirty days, and a fully litigated case can take more than a year. Similarly, mediation may take several sessions, over months or years depending on the complexity of the case and how much you and your spouse's positions vary.