I am considering hiring a lawyer to process my spouse's application and when I spoke to one recently she explained that a spousal application is usually processed in 6 months when the spouses are living apart. That is the first I have heard of that and it made me very skeptical that she may just be trying to get our business. Can anyone confirm this? The Mexico website where the application is to be processed shows 19 months. Is there known way to expedite the application as this is a long time for us to be apart.