Barrett-Mackenzie, LLC
100 Mills Avenue
Greenville, SC 29605

Phone: 864-232-6247


How long will my case take?

The length of time it takes to resolve a case depends on the number and complexity of the issues involved as well as the court time the case requires. While we cannot give a definitive answer to this question, we have given some general guidelines below:

  • Family Court Cases: The length of time it takes to resolve a family law matter depends on several factors: the complexity of the issues, the amount of court time necessitated by the case, how contested the issues are, and how much the opposing party wants to fight. It is also important to realize that the court docket (the cases to be heard by the court) can get very crowded with numerous cases filed each year and attorneys have no control over the docket. As a general rule, it will take the average case about a year to complete.
  • Criminal Law Cases: Every case is different, but a state level criminal law case generally takes about six months to one year before it is fully resolved. Federal cases generally move a little faster.