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What Should I Do If We Reconcile After Beginning Our Divorce?

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Ending a marriage is never easy, and the process of getting a divorce can be lengthy, confusing, and emotionally draining. But what if you decide that you want to reconcile with your spouse after filing for divorce? It’s possible, but there are some essential things to consider first.

Let’s take a look at what you need to know about reconciling after filing for divorce in California.

The Legal Process of Reconciliation

First things first—you need to understand the legal process of reconciliation. In California, couples can end their divorce proceedings at any time before the court has granted a final judgment of dissolution. One or both parties’ attorneys can file a motion to set aside judgment to stop the proceedings. Additionally, if either party has requested spousal support or maintenance during their divorce proceedings, those requests must also be withdrawn.

If you and your former partner have already finalized your divorce—meaning that both parties signed off on all paperwork and received a court-ordered dissolution—then it’s impossible to “un-divorce” yourselves. However, if you were legally married before filing for divorce but still wish to reconcile with your spouse post-dissolution, you will need to remarry your spouse.

The Role of Your Divorce Attorney

It is highly recommended that you reach out to your divorce attorney if you are considering reconciling with your former partner after filing for divorce. An experienced lawyer can help make sure that all paperwork is filed correctly and on time so that you don’t inadvertently delay or prevent your dissolution from being finalized.

They can also advise on other matters related to reconciliation, such as drafting new prenuptial agreements or revising existing marital settlements. Finally, they will likely be able to negotiate better terms for you should any issues arise between you and your former partner during this transition period.

Offering Diligent & Devoted Legal Counsel

Reconciling after filing for divorce in California can be confusing, but with an experienced family law attorney by your side, it doesn’t have to be! With proper guidance from our attorney at Marmolejo Law, APC, couples can successfully end their divorce and begin the next chapter of their marriage together.

Are you considering reconciliation with your spouse? Schedule an initial consultation with our attorney today by calling our office at (310) 736-2063. We are waiting for your call!

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