Wow, really? Up here it's a loser argument, unless the gf/bf is an obvious "dirtbag". People have mixed families. Ex's have to get over it. It's the 21st century. Glad I'm not practicing in Suffolk County. :-)
Yeah, it's ridiculous, but happens all the time down here.
I'm sure that interfaces just wonderfully with the 2010 "no fault" divorce laws which, unlike the previous statute, basically required warring spouses to negotiate agree to a separation agreement, now seems to facilitate open ended dragged out divorce proceedings by the "less monied" spouse who seeks interim maintenance and counsel fee shifting and where it (appears to me based on my limited experience) makes it MORE difficult to get a speedy, just and equitable divorce settlement than the older "fault" system and a lot more "gamesmanship" by matrimonial/family lawyers. Unintended consequences of those wonderful laws of our legislature crammed down in the middle on the night by three guys in a room. :-/