-  No one over eleven believes it's working.
A bifurcated divorce is a boon to attorneys as it births the kind of divorce that could last seemingly forever.  Especially legal fees.

Generally a bifurcated divorce is proposed by the individual who has the most assets or secrets, to protect.   Tom Cruise's attorneys might suggest this.

Sometimes an attorney will recommend a bifurcated divorce as a solution.

"Get divorced now, and work out the property and custody issues later."

We don't recommend a bifurcated divorce for a variety of reasons. 

A bifurcated divorce can also be used to reduce assets in addition to prolonging the final result, never mind legal fees. 

Last, in a bifurcated divorce,  one party develops an advantage.  The question becomes, do you want to be the contributor to your soon-to-be-ex's advantage?

Choose carefully....before being tempted to believe a bifurcated divorce will bring a faster, more equitable result.

Unless one is hot to remarry - a bifurcated divorce has many, many disadvantages.  We recommend slowing any roll in that direction.