Big BUT...... the property settlement is still not done; D was severed from the settlement due to XH's delay tactics. Mediation was a fail - the mediator terminated us due to his non-compliance. So now, New Attorney is ready to blow him out of the water with everything she can think of to Shock and Awe and Overwhelm and Intimidate - in order to then slip him a nice letter offering to forget all that if he would just sign the agreement we've had on the table for two years.
Will the strategy work? I'm not betting on it. At last count XH had nearly 400 pieces of unopened mail - he is pathologically avoidant of anything that causes him anxiety. I think he will ignore the pressing documents served and we will end up in court. All because he disagrees with an appraisal I had done, and refuses to get his own. SIGH.
Can't wait to get this over with. Here comes the atomic bomb - and I am steeling myself to be the bad guy. Spent time with IC today preparing for the worst, including possible slitting of wrists (his).
Sitting at the top of the rapids in my canoe and expecting a wild ride. Wish me luck.
I sure do hope you get costs for him dragging this out.
Separated, divorcing, moving on.
I edit because I always make typos.
[This message edited by lynnm1947 at 1:41 PM, August 30th (Friday)]
"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks
Your X sounds a lot like my dumbass STBX, we are 23 months into the court system, and he still hasn't provided his financials, hasn't filed income tax since 2007
I had 2 judges refuse to severe the divorce from the finances,
Sometimes it's a nightmare dealing with these idiots
hemademesingle - yep - they're clones. Mine hasnt filed income tax for several years either, nor provided the legal paperwork. I really needed the divorce to be final so that I could move on financially - no one will lend me anything while I'm tied to him. I'm glad that part is done; I am free now to pursue other relationships and make decisions without his input etc.
This new lawyer is a crackerjack, and unlike the last one who actually reminded me a lot of XH, WILL take him before a judge if he doesn't comply. How is it that these guys get away with stuff endlessly?