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In New York the usually processing time for an uncontested divorce is 60 days from the date the completed paperwork is filed with the court.
Does it ever run significantly more? I mean can it take 90-120 days if the court is busy? My own attorney said it usually actually takes only about 30 days.
Would the fact that I have a wedding date set in another country which requires apostille and translation be an acceptable reason for the court to speed things along (past the 61st day)? Or would the court take the view that I had no business setting a wedding date until the divorce decree had been issued?
Since you are talking about the idea of expediting, it got me thinking that maybe there is something I could do to compel my soon to be ex to move things along. At this point, all that is delaying things are a couple of tiny changes in the stip (but everytime my ex sends a change to her lawyer to look over, it takes a week or more) plus these title transfer documents that have been taking her accountant over 2-/12 months now to prepare. Since May, I have been paying the full alimony, child support and supplemental health insurance agreed to in both our post-nup and stipulation. But since none of this has been signed and gone before a judge, I actually have no legal obligation to do so, do I? Would it behoove me to have my attorney write a letter to my ex saying no further payments will be made (or that he will hold them in escrow, would that be better?) until the divorce papers are signed?
Yes since you do not have a legally binding obligation you could hold payments in escrow (withholding altogether would be frowned upon by a judge) until she gets the final documents filed. Usually money is a great motivator.
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