Date marital or domestic partnership status end: AUG 01 2005Another sheet said that my notification date was AUG 03 2005. It was stamped by Alex Calvo and Sarah Wood. I guess they work for the court.
I don't know why it took so long. My wife, er ex-wife now, filed for divorce in Oct. 2003. There is a statute about waiting 6 months, but there is no good reason to wait longer.
My guess is that the court likes to withhold finalizing the divorce as a way of pressuring us into a child custody and financial settlement.
What surprised me was that my ex-wife was not more eager to finalize the divorce. I would have thought that she would have wanted to legitimize her adultery. I guess that she'll now tell the kids that she has a boyfriend, and that there was a reason why they've been sleeping over at his house on a regular basis.
I was also surprised at the "domestic partnership" language. Sign of the times, I guess.