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Reconciliation After Filing For Divorce


A divorce is a life-changing event. It’s not something you want to take lightly. If you think you might want one, you better think long and hard about it.

Many people regret getting divorced. They often think the grass is greener on the other side, but it’s really not. Once a person sees what’s out there, they may decide that being married really isn’t so bad.

When a person regrets a divorce after it is finalized, it becomes an expensive mistake. When a couple reconciles after filing for divorce, there is time to remedy the situation. The couple can go to court and ask the judge to dismiss the divorce.

That’s what Sylvester Stallone and his wife recently did. His wife, former model Jennifer Flavin, filed for divorce from the actor on August 19. A month later, the couple decided to drop the divorce filing and patch things up. The two met up back at home and were able to talk out their differences. The two are now allegedly very happy.

Also, a Palm Beach County judge recently signed an order that would temporarily suspend the divorce proceedings. This would give Stallone and his wife  time to reach a resolution on their own. The two agreed that it would be in their best interests to resolve the matters privately, outside of court.

So far, the couple has reconciled. However, if things take a turn for the worse again, they can restart the divorce proceedings. The couple has been together for more than 30 years and married for 25 years.

What is the Process?

Sometimes you and your spouse just need a little time apart to think about your marriage and decide that you want to make things work. If you have already filed for divorce, it’s not too late to end the process. You can opt to reconcile with your spouse and not go through with the divorce. All you need to do is ask the judge to dismiss the divorce papers. This can be done any time before the divorce is finalized.

If the party petitioned alone, they can file for a dismissal. If both spouses have filed for divorce, then they both have to ask for a dismissal. A dismissal can be done with prejudice or without prejudice. Filing without prejudice means that the divorce petition can be picked up from where it was left off if the parties decide to divorce at a later date. If the petitioner files with prejudice, that means that the case cannot be reopened, so they must start from the beginning.

Seek Help for Your Divorce Case

Are you sure about your divorce? It can be a costly and time-consuming process. The good news is that even if you have already filed, you can change your mind

Reconciliation is not always a possibility, though. The Dade City & Zephyrhills divorce attorneys at Madonna Law Group understand this and will help you get through the divorce process as smoothly as possible. Schedule a consultation by calling (800) 557-0411 or filling out the online form.


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