I live in Delaware, and my STBX and I have signed all the necessary paperwork for a divorce without a hearing. My lawyer said we won't need to go to court to receive our divorce decree. So, what is taking so long? I still haven't received it. At first I thought we had to do the ancillary matters first, but I wouldn't think so, because my lawyer said the divorce decree is completely separate from everything else - child support, custody, ancillary matters, etc. I know some people wait a very long time for their divorce decree, but my lawyer said sometimes it can be as quick as a couple of weeks in my state. I've been waiting for months.