HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE A DIVORCE TO BE FINAL IN ALA.?
State/Country relating to question: Alabama
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It takes a minimum of 30 days from the time the complaint (lawsuit) for divorce is filed. This can be found in Alabama Code Section 30-2-8.1 which states:
Waiting period prior to issuance of final judgment of divorce; temporary orders prior to expiration of waiting period.
(a) A court shall not enter a final judgment of divorce until after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the filing of the summons and complaint.
(b) This section shall not restrict the power of the court to enter any temporary orders necessary prior to the expiration of the waiting period. The temporary orders may include, but shall not be limited to, temporary orders on custody, spousal or child support, visitation, exclusive occupancy of the marital residence, or restraining the parties.
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