My husband has applied for the bifurcation of the marriage so that he can remarry. We have a property issue going on and have not come to an agreement yet. I don't want the bifurcation as i am sure he will not cooperate after the bifurcation. My attorney says i should sign the stipulation because most of the time the judge will give the bifurcation if 1 of the party ask for it.
Listen to your lawyer instead of asking strangers on the Internet.
This is NOT legal advice. It is a general discussion of legal principles by a California lawyer, and does not create an attorney/client relationship. You should always consult PRIVATELY with an attorney.
Your lawyer is completely right. you will waste money trying to fight this. you cannot make him remain married to you, and certainly not as a negotiating tactic. Besides, his cooperation is not needed. Simply make your lawyer push the matter to a trial and the judge will tell you how things will be divided, for better or worse.
Your attorney is right. You not wanting to bifurcate will only cause the court to get irritated with you, and think of you as unreasonable. Just make sure that rights are preserved and the court will generally do that. He might want to settle the property agreement if he will still have to keep you on the insurance policy....just a thought.
I agree with other attorneys but if you really don't want to stipulate, then you must give the court a very good reason as to why it will effect over-all resolution of property issue.
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