Each county has its own rules and preferences, and some are easier to navigate than others. If you want an expeditious result, consideration of where to file your divorce needs to be part of the strategy you talk about with your lawyer. New York County offers some advantages because its requirements are clearly set forth and enforced, within a well-organized structure. So if you want the fastest divorce you can reasonably hope to obtain, filing in New York County may be the best choice. However, regardless of how quickly your papers are processed, it's not reasonable to expect the process to be fully complete in less than three months. In some cases, it can take five or six months to finalize the whole matter.