First of all, State where the divorce is filed is TX. Divorce was filed No-fault, in June 2010, and final decree was sent to him on end of Sept. 2010.
How long does he have to sign/respond to those papers before I can get divorce finalized without his respond?
The story is: We got married 08, and I've been seeking divorce since early 09, but because of the residency requirements of different states and false advices from the Womens help group I couldn't file the divorce until now. I physically left him on fall 09, after he had forced me to sign myself off the lease, forcing me to sleep in the car, which insurance he also cut off. And reason I left him was he was very aggressive, abusing me mentally, emotionally and financially, and he's super controlling, opening my mail, going through my phone records and messages, cutting off the internet connection from me when he couldn't get full access on my computer, and I even walked on him cheating me with another girl in our apartment. etc. For the last 4 months we lived together, i slept in living room floor and so on.
After I left him, I got involved with another guy, on time when I thought he had filed divorce since he said he'd do so, so I was just waiting to get papers to sign. On april I found out he had not, and he also had been re-activated back to active duty (he is NG), and had no only made it to an officer, but also started to file complaints against the guy I was seeing, accusing him of adultery, cohabitation and such. After those complaints, him and me separated, living in the different states, but my STBX kept harrassing us with emails and same complaints over and over again. After I asked BAH and No-contact order, my STBX kept emailing me, half threatening and half pleading me back, and he kept emailing my friends and family members of the guy I had been seeing, slandering me to be seriously mentally ill, him and me extorting money from him (because I was granted that BAH) and all sort of nonsense and false accusations, and none of his commanders reacted to these violations of No-Contact orders. He even managed to get his current commander to avoid all my contact attempts (I cant even get his name or number, been trying over a month, even through IG).
Just before that final degree was sent to my STBX, he managed to get a No-contact order against the guy I had previously been seeing, and now he said he'll drag the divorce until he redeploys from Afg, where he is suppose to deploy before the end of this month.
Is there anything I can do to make this divorce happen while he is gone? Only reason he is dragging it is because he knows while we're married, I can't have any contact with this other guy. Oh, and on final degree, I granted him everything, I didn't want a dime from him, only my freedom.
I am foreign native, and I am considering to move back to my home country, just so I can file the divorce there, because that would be granted within 6 months (plus mailing papers back and fort) because my home country doesn't have to respect the Soldiers relief Act.
Does anyone have any advice or knowledge of TX divorce laws and time lines on those responses? Or how to get him hold responsible of violating No=contact orders and to quit these crazy emails he is sending to everyone?