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Well hello! :) It depends on if the Petition has been dismissed or not. Usually after a year of no activity, the court will make its own motion to dismiss it. Since it has not yet been a year, it is probably still open. You should call the clerk of court and check on that. They can give you an answer right away.
If it is still open, you can move forward again.
If not, you will have to refile.
I initially filed pro-se, then hired a lawyer to rep me at the nominal. I'm not sure I liked working with him, I'm wondering if, if the Petition has not been dismissed, what I would do to complete the process pro-se?
sorry, "pro se"
Either way is fine.
You said you had a final settlement in order?
If so, you would file a Motion for Entry of Final Judgment.
really, the only reason I'm dragging my feet is that as long as we are legally married, but separated, I can stay on his insurance, which is very good.
Once you file that, you schedule a hearing with the clerk and then they will send a notice to both parties.
I understand that. A lot of my clients do the same. Especially in this day and age.
Problem is, becuase we are not legally separated, I still feel tied to a very bad situation...
I understand that too. It sounds like you may be ready to move on at this point.
yes, I am. and it took many years to get here, to be sure without emotional reservations.
I will call the court clerk tomorrow and check the status.
Great. If you have any questions after that, just feel free to come back to this post. I will help you at no additional charge.
Thank you so much, LL.
It was nice to talk to a woman on these points.