Should I Agree To Get Divorced If I Believe We’ll Reconcile?

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When people choose to get divorced, they believe that there is no way they can save their marriage and ultimately wish to separate permanently. However, there are some cases in which divorced spouses end up reconciling and remarrying. If you believe that could be you and your spouse’s fate, should you divorce? Is there another option? Our family law attorneys at Newman & Allen are here to explain.

The Possibility of Reconciliation

Did you know that about 6% of divorced couples end up remarrying each other? Sometimes, time and space provides clarity for what each partner truly wanted from their marriage and brings them back together. In some divorce cases, reconciliation is more likely than in others.

The Happy Medium: Legal Separation

If you are considering divorce but believe reconciliation is possible, then it is best not to get divorced. Divorce is a permanent, lengthy, and potentially expensive process. It’s best not to take this giant step unless you are certain you will not end up back together.

Instead of divorce, consider a legal separation. During a legal separation, you and your spouse live as though you are divorced but without officially dissolving your legal marriage. You can live separately, have temporary custody and support orders, and ultimately use it as a ‘trial run’ to see what life would be like if you were to divorce.

If Your Spouse Is Certain You Should Divorce…

…then you cannot stop the process. A divorce can move forward without each party’s consent. Therefore, whether you agree to get divorced or not, it may happen. However, if you want to try legal separation first, definitely bring this up to your spouse to see if they are open to the idea. If they are not open, then this could also be a sign that reconciliation is not likely regardless.

Divorce Attorneys in Rancho Cucamonga

If you have questions about legal separation, divorce, or other family law matters, contact us at Newman & Allen. Our compassionate team wants to help you get answers to your pressing questions and advocate for you through any and all family matters. Share the details of your own personal situation during a confidential consultation; click here to request an appointment.

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