Estimated Case Durations

Estimated Case Durations

Time is a finite and precious commodity. CVLS appreciates every minute we get from our volunteers. Below are estimates of the duration of various types of CVLS cases. Of course, the actual time commitments will vary, depending on the specific circumstances of each case.

Program/Case Type Case Hours Time Span
Access to Justice    
Administrative Appeals 20 2-3 months
Insurance Declaratory Actions 20 3-4 months
Mortgage Foreclosure - Basic 15-20 7-12 months
Mortgage Foreclosure - Advanced 40 12-15 months
Mortgage or Title Fraud 75 12-24 months
Quiet Title 40 12-15 months
Adult GAL 9 4 weeks
Adult Guardianship Petitioner 6 8 weeks
Clinic and Panel    
Adoption - Related 10-20 3-5 months
Adoption - Unrelated 15-20 3-5 months
Bankruptcy 10 3 months
Child Support Enforcement/Modification 12+ 2-6 months
Uncontested Custody/Visitation Modification 5-20 1-6 months
Contested Custody/Visitation Modification 25+ 6-18 months
Divorce - Agreed 12-30 3-6 months
Divorce - Contested 30+ 6-18 months
Divorce - Default 8-12 2-3 months
Eviction 2-15  
Paternity/Child Support (Uncontested Custody) 10-20 2-5 months
Paternity/Child Support (Contested Custody) 20+ 4-18 months
Wills 1-2  
Minor GAL 20-30 6 months
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