Pretty much. If you have everything settled prior to the date of divorce, there shouldn't be much to it. It's really only if there is conflict that the parties want to settle that the process is more consuming. Some people don't like stretching out ED past the court date. I didn't. As you say though, as long as the appropriate documents are filed with the court, some of the items can be sorted after the date of divorce. Technically, yes, once it's been a year, there's pretty much nothing that can stop divorce, with the possible exception of proving that someone is mentally incompetent to request a divorce or that some form of fraud has been perpetrated.