Good Tuesday to you.
I have a question if you would be so kind to address. After a 25 year marriage, I have been separated from my stbx for about a year and a half. I filed based on indignities and my stbx’s counterclaims have been extremely contentious and false. (I was primary bread-winner) My attorney suggested I not complete the final judgment for divorce, although we have well over a year separation and the 30 contest has expired. His reasoning is that it may be better to enter into a contentious ED-Alimony trial without yet being officially divorced.
Is this reasonable? No one I have talked to thinks this is a good idea, and some believe this is to the advantage of the other party, as I remain in the marital residence with the disputed property.