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What To Do If You Change Your Mind About Divorce

Posted on 05th October 2019 in Family Law

Posted by

Ricky Noble

Paralegal
What To Do If You Change Your Mind About Divorce

You can change your mind about divorce and cancel the proceedings, providing both parties agree. If you reconcile at any stage, even after the pronouncement of the Decree Nisi (the middle stage of the divorce), you can ask the Court to rescind the decree and dismiss the petition. This would give the effect of the petition never having been issued. This does, however, mean if the reconciliation does not work out and you do wish to pursue a divorce, you will need to issue a new petition and start the process from the beginning.

If both parties agree to the withdrawal of the divorce petition, this request can be made in writing and there is no need for anyone to attend Court or explain in person the reasons for the decision.

Once the Decree Absolute has been granted it is not possible to ‘cancel’ the divorce but you would be free to remarry your spouse should you wish.

It is therefore important you notify your solicitor as soon as possible if you have reconciled or changed your mind about proceeding with the divorce.

If you have any queries regarding a matter similar to this, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team of family law solicitors in Exeter on 01392 207020.

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