In many ways, a divorce can seem, and typically is, final. It requires the filing of a judgment, a judge’s signature, and a marriage that is no longer the same. But what happens when a party files for divorce and then changes his or her mind? Or, what happens when a couple finalizes their divorce and then reconciles? This blog will explore the consequences of these non-traditional relationships.
First, let’s consider what happens when a party files for divorce but then changes his or her mind and wishes to withdraw the petition for dissolution. In California, there is a 6-month statutory waiting period before any divorce can be finalized- and this scenario is exactly why. Sometimes a couple is going through a rough patch and a spouse will file for divorce prematurely. After discussing and working on their relationship the couple no longer wants to go through with their divorce. So, what happens? Continue reading