Still no forward movement on my divorce.My soon-to-be-ex recently offered me $600 as a divorce settlement. Yeah, I laughed too!
Now my lawyer wants another $1,000 to continue working on the case. I don’t have $1,000 to give her, and all I can see that the first $1,000 got me was her filing the divorce petition–pretty expensive!
The waiting continues…
My soon-to-be-ex and I have talked on the phone no less than three times in the last week. These have been the most civil–I’d even go so far as to say they were friendly–discussions we’ve had in close to a year. I have to say, it’s been nice.Not only do we share four children, I’ve known “D” for most of my life. I first met him when I was about 10 years old. We grew up in the same town and had some of the same friends.The idea that we may never get along again made me sad. For one thing, it definitely makes things harder on the kids. And, to be completely honest, I’d like to feel that either of us could be comfortable picking up the phone to call and talk about the kids or even to see how the other is doing. I’m not sure how realistic it is to hope for something like that, but time will tell.
As of this moment, it seems we have finally agreed on a settlement. I think I compromised more than he did, but, after almost a year of the divorce process, I’m just really ready to have it over with. To be fair, “D” did give in a little too, so at least I can live with the decision I’ve made.
Hopefully I’ll receive the paperwork soon–and it will be correct! Then it will just be a matter of waiting for the court to approve it and issue the divorce decree! It will be such a relief to have that closure!