The path to finalizing a divorce is a bumpy one. It’s possible that somewhere along the way you might change your mind about the divorce and decide you want to stay together. Many couples rethink things in the middle of the process and it’s normal to have thoughts about making your marriage work.
At any point until your divorce decree is signed by the judge you can change your minds. The key here is that you both must agree to stop the divorce or put it on hold. It must be a mutual decision. There are several legal options available to you if you do agree about this. You can ask your attorneys to stop moving forward. Unless there are specific deadlines that must be met to keep the divorce alive, this option allows you to take some time to decide what you really want to do. If you are already scheduled for court appearances, your attorneys can ask the judge for time for reconciliation.
If you are both certain you no longer want to get a divorce, the entire case can be withdrawn. The proceedings will stop and you can work on your relationship. Should you eventually decide a divorce is the best course of action, the case will need to be started over again from the beginning.
If you are considering stopping your divorce, it’s important to develop a plan with your spouse about how you will move forward. Will you go to counseling or make changes to your relationship yourselves to fix what was wrong? Marriages can be repaired, but it takes work and dedication to do so.
If you’ve been served with divorce papers, call the Sampair Group. We regularly represent clients in Mesa, Glendale, and Phoenix in divorce and family law cases and are here to help you.