Can I Put My Divorce Proceedings On Hold?
Today’s question deals with a consultation that I had recently. And the question is, can I put my divorce proceedings on hold?
The circumstances surrounding this question are as follows:
I had a consultation with a gentleman who became a client for a contested divorce. We filed the complaint, and the wife answered the complaint. We are now in the process of waiting for our first court hearing.
In between this process, the couple decided that they feel that there’s a possibility that they might be able to reconcile. Although they’re not 100% certain, they are wanting to give it a shot and attend some therapy sessions. However, they do not want to cancel the ongoing divorce proceedings. They want to pause the process to avoid having to start again and have to incur additional expenses should the reconciliation not be successful.
So the answer to the question is, yes, you can pause your divorce in the middle of the proceedings if there is an agreement between the parties. We came to an understanding that we are going to pause the proceedings for about 90 days to allow the couple to go to therapy to see if they can reconcile and fix their marriage.
If you find yourself in this situation which is more common than not, know that you have options. You don’t have to cancel out the divorce proceedings. You can pause the divorce to allow for a possible reconciliation.
I hope that this serves to answer this question, and also to help anybody who is dealing with a similar issue. I get quite a bit of this in my firm because we are big proponents of reaching agreements.
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