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Has the summons been served on him as yet? How are you married?
the summons are not sent yet because he promised to sign the settlement papers and we are married in community of property.
As he is not within the same jurisdiction as you are, you will have to wait 20 days for him to file a notice to defend the matter. If the settlement agreement has been signed, it can take another month before it is finalised. Uncontested this can take two months, three months maximum.
However, if contested it can really take 2 and up to 5 years. If he does not want to settle he can really drag this process out and really give you the run around. It is therefore important you get him to sign a settlement agreement, otherwise you will be married for another while still.
It includes these days.