Postprint version. Published in Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, Volume 52, Issue 6, January 1, 2011, pages 391-400.
Copyright © 2011 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Divorce & Remarriage. The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2011.592422.
There has been considerable research about the amount of time the psychological grief process requires when couples divorce. However, there has been little research on the time the actual process of divorce requires. To address this, we obtained free and publicly available information on divorce cases from Santa Barbara County. We are able to offer some insight about the relationship among the length of divorce, marriage length, and having minor children. Our results are consistent with those found in other literature that focuses on the length of the grief process, and our results are consistent with our experiences in family law practice and mediation.
Statistics and Probability