Can I Stop A Divorce?

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When you have begun the divorce process, you may begin to wonder if you have made a mistake. You are able to stop the divorce process at any time, but it depends on the situation you are in. If both parties agree to stop the divorce, the process can be very easy. However, if one party doesn't want to stop the divorce, the process of stopping it can be more difficult.

Stopping the Divorce

To stop a divorce proceeding, you will need to file a notice of revocation. There are court filing fees and other costs, so it's a good idea to not repeatedly file for divorce and retract the divorce proceedings. You may also be required to undergo counseling and mediation to make sure that the desire to withdraw from divorce proceedings is mutual. If it is clear that one party does not want to withdraw from the divorce proceedings and the divorce is being filed under no-fault, the court will usually proceed with the divorce. 

Handling Property

If there is any property that was acquired during the divorce proceeding, it will be considered community property again, and both parties will have access to it again. In some parts of the country, the marital property will be classified as separate property. If you were separated before beginning the divorce proceedings, you may need to have some of your property reclassified as communal property.

Overcoming Complications

You may experience some complications during the process of trying to stop the divorce proceedings. For example, your partner may have only been delaying the divorce proceedings and intended to continue with the divorce at some point. Also, if there is evidence of abuse, this may complicate the process of ending the divorce.

Improving Your Relationship

While trying to stop a divorce, you should continue to work on your relationship and take concrete actions that can prove to your spouse that the problems he or she was citing are being resolved. Instead of trying to make your partner feel guilty for the divorce, you are better off trying to prove to him or her that you are worth staying married to.

Because the process of stopping a divorce proceeding can be so complicated, you should consider hiring a divorce attorney. He or she will be able to guide you through the process and will help you make decisions that will be in your best interest. 


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