Luckily, no family violence here. Thanks!
You're welcome. This provision is basically in there to provide a "cooling-off period" to try to reduce the number of people who get mad at their spouses and file for divorce, only to realize (sometimes too late to dismiss), that they didn't really want to do that after all. You'd be surprised how many people actually ro end up changing their minds and dropping divorces before they finalize.
Elizabeth - thanks for your follow-up answer. I forgot to include that since it did not sound like family violence was an issue in this case. You are correct & I appreciate your input! I enjoy reading your answers on this website - they are insightful & accurate. Enjoy this lovely fall weather!
Thank you, Fran--that's very nice of you. No, I almost didn't put that myself, but figured, you never know--that's a subject people don't always feel comfortable talking about, and actually there's no reason at all someone who didn't already know about that provision would think it had any relevance here. Hope you're having a great weekend!