After the financial information has been exchanged, a Judgment can be filed. The soonest that a judgment can be obtained is 180 days after the filing of the Petition for Dissolution. Depending on the complexity of the situation, these proceedings can take much longer. (For example, a long-term marriage with retirement accounts, separate property claims, and the involvement of minor children will likely take longer to resolve than a short-term with no children. Every situation is different!)
If you cannot agree on the division of property, the amount (if any) of child support or spousal support, you may need to set your matter for a trial on any contested issue. This means that rather than you and your spouse agreeing to the division, a judge will decide for you.
A Marital Settlement Agreement is usually prepared and should fully resolve all property including: a division of retirement accounts, a division of real property and personal property. The Marital Settlement Agreement should provide for the following, if applicable: spousal support, child support, and visitation.
Once all the issues are resolved (either by agreement or by court orders), a judgment of divorce can be filed. The filing of the judgment does not mean that the parties are divorced! The parties are not divorced until a judge signs the order, so do not get married until a judge signs the order!