First petition is filed by applicant .
Than respondent files a application asking for adjournment .
Since written statement hs to be filed within 90 days from the date of receipt of petition
Than written statement submitted .
Again application can be filed by either party for adjournment stating some grounds hence another date is given ,
Normally wife file application u/s 24 for interim maintenece.
Reply has to be given by opponent .
Argument may take place .
Order may be passed for interim maintanence or the same can be rejected .
then in between,, many misc applications
then, evidence with affidafit by original divorce applicant
then his/her cross
then opponent's evidence with affidafit
then opponent 's cross
and this can go on for about 5-7 yrs .