Once the year-and-a-day is completed and round 2/filing for absolute divorce is accomplished - what is the longest you have ever seen it take to have the final divorce completed? The STBX in question has “held the process hostage” for over 3 years: refused to retain a lawyer, takes months to agree on the smallest items then changes her mind and its back to square one, has torn up many versions of the separation agreement, etc. Her spouse has offered the house, car, very generous chunk of retirement funds, liberal alimony, but there is still no agreement on any aspect of the separation agreement. The house is in both names, he pays for everything, she lives in it with the kids - except when she is out of town or goes through phases of giving him the kids and leaving only to return unexpectedly causing lots of drama and emotional trauma for all involved.
She will have managed to drag out phase one for 3.5 years…what is the longest you have ever seen anyone drag out phase two? And what advice would you have for someonecoming up on the year-and-a-day who has dealt with extreme STBX “antics” all along and wants phase two to be as quick, legally airtight, and drama-free as possible?