I am currently scheduled for a TSC for March 2020 for my dissolution. My ex and his attorney have been pushing hard to get me to sign a bifurcation of status and even threatening to file a motion and request attorney's fees if I don't sign. We don't own anything (real estate/cars), just have a bunch of community debt. I do have an IRA, but that's about all we've got. Are there any possible ramifications for me if I sign? I've read Family Code Section 2337 and nothing seems to apply to me. PDD and FDD's are filed and served already. If it matters, my ex is the one that filed for the divorce.
It basically means that you can remarry as you will no longer be married. Then you will need to finalize a Judgment relating to the division of property and support if any.
It’s very common, after I bifurcation, for the property issues to languish. You’re the one with the property so it probably won’t hurt you if that just takes forever to be dealt with. But bear in mind that at some point you’ll want to retire and it will have to be dealt with.
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It matters nothing who filed first. Sounds like your ex wants the divorce done without delaying it due to division of any assets and debts. If you agree to a status decision then you are a single person but the assets and debts will still need to be divided. But are there any issues of support - child and/or spousal? Have any pension plans been joined that must be joined? I really need more information on this to assist. Why dont' you have your own attorney/
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