A few days after the Arbitration is completed, I receive a draft of the final papers from the paralegal. I approve them and they are sent to the other side for a final signature.
A week later, there is still no reply.
There’s also no reply to my evite, even though I know the email was received and opened – not two minutes after I hit the send button.
These are exactly the same terms agreed to in the mediation session, which is binding. He just needs to make sure they say what we agreed to – in situations like this, cut and paste is an especially wonderful thing – and sign them.
I become a bit edgy; I start having trouble sleeping. There isn’t really anything he can do, at this stage, except stall a bit more and cost us both more money in attorney bills, but I’m starting to panic a bit about money now that I’m looking at the calendar and realizing the size of the bills and wondering how on earth I’m going to pay them and then the child’s tuition in just a few months.
After a few more days, I receive my first reply, to the evite:
Please forgive the delay to your very cool evite. Seems the first one got tangled on the spam catcher.We have Seattle Symphony tickets for this season and they will be doing Brahms on Sunday afternoon.Hope things are going well now that the stress of the disso is lifted. Please give your dad my regards.