Seperation Extension

I met with my STBX wife the other day to discuss matters of the court approved parenting plan I would like to have changed. Keep in mind it has been 1 year as of last weekend and someone can now file for divorce. When I mentioned the changes I would like to have put into place she indicated that the conversation did not go as she wanted it to and that she wanted more time to think about what she wants to do. I cannot think of any reasoning behind why but I am curious to know IF this extended time provides her any leverage with divorce proceedings or changes to the court approved parenting plan going forward. I do realize the children are out of school, though I am just trying to throw caution to the wind here. I am not certain if she is being sincere or not with her statement. I would like to reconcile but dont want to be blind sided by something.

If you already have a filed parenting agreement (a judge has signed it and there is a file stamp at the top of the first page), then any additional time that she wants is irrelevant. If you are eligible to file for absolute divorce, then either party may file and it is a completely separate issue from a modification of parenting agreement.

Anna Ayscue

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