Hulk Hogan's wife filed for divorce on Monday. Her divorce complaint alleged their marriage, "irretrievably broken." Hogan issued a statement today regarding his pending divorce and marital break-up. Hogan seems to have been caught off guard by the divorce complaint and is hoping everything works out in the end.
A common, and sometimes very effective tactic, is slowing the process down. As a defendant in divorce proceedings, it is sometimes wise to let the other side cool down. As a plaintiff filing a divorce complaint I try not to file during major holidays like Christmas. I see no reason to inflame emotions any more than necessary. Of course, there are many situations where this approach is not feasible, i.e. in cases of spousal or child abuse, etc. However, I do find that both parties are much more interested and reasonable in resolving divorce issues like property division, child custody and visitation, and alimony when their minds are not clouded by the emotion of a new, and often unexpected, divorce petition.