History Main / FootDraggingDivorcee

17th Jan '16 11:08:04 AM nombretomado
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* Implied on ''LawAndOrderSVU'', when a bedridden Stabler tells Benson that his wife began divorce proceedings two weeks ago and he's just not gotten around to signing the paperwork.

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* Implied on ''LawAndOrderSVU'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', when a bedridden Stabler tells Benson that his wife began divorce proceedings two weeks ago and he's just not gotten around to signing the paperwork.
2nd Oct '15 6:45:01 AM Folamh3
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2nd Jun '15 10:32:18 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{JAG}}'': Mac had an abusive husband who refused to sign the divorce papers. And then he wound up dead and Mac was tried for murder.

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* ''{{JAG}}'': ''Series/{{JAG}}'': Mac had an abusive husband who refused to sign the divorce papers. And then he wound up dead and Mac was tried for murder.
9th Mar '15 9:24:44 AM Schnutzel
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* In strict Orthodox Jewish law, a divorce must be obtained through the husband giving the wife a piece of paper called a "get" in order for the divorce to be recognized by the Jewish community. Some husbands refuse to give their wives a "get" because they can use it as leverage over them. NPR [[http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/516/stuck-in-the-middle ran a story]] on it, because so many “chained wives” have hired people to blackmail or threaten their husbands into divorcing them that a couple of New York rabbis actually made a living doing just that.

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* In strict Orthodox Jewish law, a divorce must be obtained through the husband giving the wife a piece of paper called a "get" in order for the divorce to be recognized by the Jewish community. Some husbands refuse to give their wives a "get" because they can use it as leverage over them. NPR [[http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/516/stuck-in-the-middle ran a story]] on it, because so many “chained wives” have hired people to blackmail or threaten their husbands into divorcing them that a couple of New York rabbis actually made a living doing just that.
that. Israeli law even allows throwing the husband in jail for refusing the divorce.
28th Jan '15 3:37:19 PM hbi2k
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Couples in fiction who get divorced generally do so in only two ways. Either they hate each other so much as to fight viciously over [[DivorceAssetsConflict every piece of property]] and [[SolomonDivorce terms of child custody]], or else it's a unilateral decision which the other spouse, still in love with their partner, can't quite bring himself (and it usually ''is'' the husband) to conclude. The divorce papers will lie conspicuously on the foot-dragger's desk, still sealed in their manila envelope, until the very end of the deadline for submission. The would-be ex will pester them to get it done, often because they're planning to marry someone else and the wedding date is fast approaching.

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Couples in fiction who get divorced generally do so in only two ways. Either they hate each other so much as to fight viciously over [[DivorceAssetsConflict every piece of property]] and [[SolomonDivorce terms of child custody]], or else it's a unilateral decision which the other spouse, still in love with their partner, can't quite bring himself (and it usually ''is'' the husband) husband, which statistically is TruthInTelevision more often than not) to conclude. The divorce papers will lie conspicuously on the foot-dragger's desk, still sealed in their manila envelope, until the very end of the deadline for submission. The would-be ex will pester them to get it done, often because they're planning to marry someone else and the wedding date is fast approaching.
27th Aug '14 11:24:17 PM MsChibi
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* On ''Series/TheXFiles'', Skinner has been served divorce papers, and he and his wife have been separated for 8 months, because they've grown apart. He puts off signing the papers, [[spoiler: but the two reconcile and call off the divorce.]]
7th Jul '14 7:45:02 PM Mrs.DavidTennant
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* A plot point in ''Series/BreakingBad''. Skylar threatens to tell the police about Walt's uh... drug problem if he doesn't sign the paperwork, which he refuses to do. She eventually calls it off so she can't be forced to testify against Walt if he gets caught.
* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Ross and Rachel get married while drunk in Vegas. Ross makes preparations for an annulment, but delays signing the papers because he likes being married to Rachel, and because he's already been divorced twice. When Rachel finds out, she is none too please.

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* A plot point in ''Series/BreakingBad''. Skylar Skyler threatens to tell the police about Walt's uh... drug problem if he doesn't sign the paperwork, which he refuses to do. She eventually calls it off so she can't be forced to testify against Walt if he gets caught.
* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Ross and Rachel get married while drunk in Vegas. Ross makes preparations for an annulment, but delays signing the papers because he likes being married to Rachel, and because he's already been divorced twice. When Rachel finds out, she is none too please.pleased.



* In strict Orthodox Jewish law, a divorce must be obtained through the husband giving the wife a piece of paper called a ‘’get’’ in order for the divorce to be recognized by the Jewish community. Some husbands refuse to give their wives a ‘’get’’ because they can use it as leverage over them. NPR [[http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/516/stuck-in-the-middle ran a story]] on it, because so many “chained wives” have hired people to blackmail or threaten their husbands into divorcing them that a couple of New York rabbis actually made a living doing just that.

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* In strict Orthodox Jewish law, a divorce must be obtained through the husband giving the wife a piece of paper called a ‘’get’’ "get" in order for the divorce to be recognized by the Jewish community. Some husbands refuse to give their wives a ‘’get’’ "get" because they can use it as leverage over them. NPR [[http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/516/stuck-in-the-middle ran a story]] on it, because so many “chained wives” have hired people to blackmail or threaten their husbands into divorcing them that a couple of New York rabbis actually made a living doing just that.
4th Jul '14 4:27:51 AM Yerushalmi
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* ''Literature/AWolfInTheSoul'' contains a rare example in which ''both'' parents are dragging their feet. They're still dragging their feet when [[spoiler:the book ends]].
27th Jun '14 6:33:55 AM TrustBen
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* ''Sleuth'' begins with Milo Tindle coming to ask the Andrew Wyke to sign the divorce papers for his wife, who is now Tindle's lover. He's reluctant to do that, and you could say the divorce papers become the [=MacGuffin=] of the story.

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* ''Sleuth'' ''Theatre/{{Sleuth}}'' begins with Milo Tindle coming to ask the Andrew Wyke to sign the divorce papers for his wife, who is now Tindle's lover. He's reluctant to do that, and you could say the divorce papers become the [=MacGuffin=] MacGuffin of the story.
23rd Jun '14 2:38:31 PM ravenclawstudent
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* On ''Series/{{Angel}},'' Doyle's wife shows up with her new fiancé so that she can finalize their divorce. Doyle is naturally mopey, since the only reason she left him was because he found out he was half-demon. [[spoiler:Except that it turns out the new guy is ''also'' a demon, forcing Doyle to confront the fact that no, it was his own angsty reaction to the news that drove her away]].

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* On ''Series/{{Angel}},'' Doyle's wife shows up with her new fiancé so that she can finalize their divorce. Doyle is naturally mopey, since the only reason she left him was because he found out he was half-demon. [[spoiler:Except that it turns out the new guy is ''also'' a demon, forcing Doyle to confront the fact that no, it was his own angsty reaction to the news that drove her away]]. And then it's inverted as Doyle finally comes around to blessing the new union, only for Harry's fiancee to try to eat his brains.
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