At any time along the divorce or legal separation process, reconciliation may be an option. If you and your spouse decide to reconcile after dissolution documents have been filed, you can ask the court (with the signatures of both of you) to dismiss your action because you have reconciled. As you may know, there is a sixty (60) day waiting period from the time one party is served with the initial documentation until a judge will sign a decree. This period of time is a “cooling off” period. The court recognizes that reconciliation may be an option in some circumstances, and because that is the case, you can request that the court either dismiss your case or put it on the inactive calendar. Ultimately, it is up to the court to do either. If the court dismisses your case for one reason or another, you can re-file your dissolution/legal separation documents at any time. Please be advised that you will need to pay a new filing fee.
If you are the petitioner and service has not been completed, you can submit a Notice of Dismissal. If service has been completed you can file a Motion to Dismiss your divorce. If both of you agree to dismiss your divorce, you can submit a Stipulation to Dismiss your divorce. You can pick up the...Read More >