There is no need to put the Divorce on 'hold' or 'inactive status'. That will happen all on it's own. We gave Dipshit a MSA to respond to almost four months ago, BEFORE he lost his job. We haven't heard anything except his lawyer saying they need more time. I'm really getting frustrated.
Also, check with your lawyer about the laws in your state. A lot of places look at the earnings for the past three years when determining income. Some others list CS and SS as percentages of income, so it adjusts as jobs change. I would definitely go for the percentage version since his income is expected to rise.
I'm not sure how you are handling temporary support while you are separated, but it seems to me that you'll be effected by his lower income whether or not the D is progressing. Good luck.
Two steps forward and one step backwards, is still progress.
It really seems like a not very smart career mov to do something like this though.
You are a smart level headed younger woman. It's good that you are able to find some positive in it.
The fact that I never really had any adult life on my own is what's making life scary right now.