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Delay Divorce

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Latest post Fri, Apr 25 2008 12:21 PM by Drew. 4 replies.
  • Thu, Apr 24 2008 4:28 PM

    • ADG1
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    Delay Divorce

    My wife filed for divorce in December of 2007, and we have finally signed the settlement agreement, and we are awaiting for the judge the sign the documents. She has told someone that she is going to put off making the divorce final so she can continue staying on my health insurance plan as long as possible. I live in Pennsylvania.

    How can she delay the divorce from being finalized?
  • Thu, Apr 24 2008 5:11 PM In reply to

    re: Delay Divorce

    She probably can't delay the divorce; if she wanted to drag it out, she probably shouldn't have signed the settlement agreement.

    You need to bounce this off local counsel.
  • Thu, Apr 24 2008 5:54 PM In reply to

    • LynnM
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    re: Delay Divorce

    ask for a continuance

    object to something you have "agreed" to
  • Fri, Apr 25 2008 12:02 PM In reply to

    re: Delay Divorce

    Where's your attorney? Usually, settlement agreements contain a section which states that all parties will sign all necessary papers to finalize the divorce. Has the praecipe been filed? if it has- all that is needed is for judge to review and sign decree.
  • Fri, Apr 25 2008 12:21 PM In reply to

    • Drew
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    re: Delay Divorce

    You need to ask your counsel about making sure there are no delays in what appears to be completed and submitted docuements to which both have already agreed. Other that what it takes to get moved to the done pile withjudge--generally judges like to close cases so there should be no reason for a delay of game.

    However, that said, if she can get a free ride on your health care by a delay then you need to be alert to ways she can derail her own train. Thats a discussion with your counsel to sort out PA games.
    She may be fill of hot air--but I'd at least put myself on alert status.

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