Matt and I have been unofficially engaged to one another ever since we got serious about each other nearly 5 years ago now. With the understanding that we'd get married as soon as possible. But we were blocked by my previous marriage, which for one annoying reason or another, I was unable to obtain a divorce for. When we found out we were pregnant, Matt's mom offered to pay for my divorce (lack of money being the deterring factor at the time), but I found out then that Missouri state law doesn't allow pregnant women to file for divorce. I was bummed and pissed about that, and about how state law also requires that a woman's legal husband be put on the birth certificate as the father, even if he's not. Did not want that to happen!
But the Universe smiled upon me, and my ex, who now lives in Montana, was able to obtain a divorce that just went through on the 20th. So we side-stepped the stupid Missouri laws and the mess of cleaning up the baby's birth certificate and what not AND I didn't have to deal with any legal stuff except for signing a paper. WIN!