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SadAndTired 09-22-2013 04:47 PM

Today, the waiting period for the divorce is over.

I am officially divorced....What a long journey.

takeontheworld 09-22-2013 04:53 PM

Congrats? Ive been there, it wasnt a congrats type of day for me though. Day if reflection.

SadAndTired 09-22-2013 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by oink (Post 148783)
You got the news today on a Sunday?

No, the judge signed the divorce a month ago but there is the 30 day waiting period. The period is up today. I am officially divorced today. The date was on the court papers.

SadAndTired 09-22-2013 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by takeontheworld (Post 148780)
Congrats? Ive been there, it wasnt a congrats type of day for me though. Day if reflection.

I actually had forgotten but my Mom called to see how I was doing. I am not sure how to feel. Thoughtful for sure. A little bittersweet. Mostly relieved.

arabian 09-22-2013 05:15 PM

Hey "divorcee" ! I am relieved for you that the 30 day appeal period is now over. Good! Now you can look forward to starting your new life!

Be good to yourself.

Janibel 09-22-2013 05:24 PM

Free at last, free at last .... good for you. Just curious but how long did the entire process take from start to finish?

Happy future!

BitHunter 09-22-2013 05:29 PM

Most people are emotionally/morally "divorced" well before they move apart. But this is the day you can officially change your status on Facebook/PlentyOfFish. :)

arabian 09-22-2013 05:32 PM

One of the first things I did was change my cheques to read "Miss _____ ______" and boy did that feel fantastic! I never did change my name to my husband's name when I got married (much to my parent's chagrin) but seeing my name back at where it used to be made me feel very, very good.

SadAndTired 09-22-2013 08:12 PM

LOL BitHunter, unlike my ex who started dating 6 weeks post separation, I have not yet dated at all. I've been asked but I am not in a position to be a positive, contributing partner in a relationship yet. Too focused on rebuilding my career and ensuring my children are recovering from the effects of the divorce. No time left over for anyone else.

Janibel, it was two years at the begining of September from the day he left. In those two years we settled equalization, support and access. We had conferences and a trial date set but eventually came to our own agreement.

Arabian, yes definitely relieved. I will not change my name back though as I like that it matches my children. Simply easier on many fronts. I was surprised I had forgotten the day was today but that just means I am truly moving on.

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