In response to the increasing challenge of Coronavirus and in light of rapidly evolving advice, Tozers has taken steps to ensure that we continue to provide you with our usual client service whilst also maintaining the safety of our clients and colleagues. Please see our full update here.

Complete the form below to ask us a question or make an enquiry. We’ll get back to you via phone or email as soon as possible.

Insights

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.

Company & Industry

Related Insights

Insights

What will happen to my business after I die?

Posted on 20th May 2020 in Later Life Planning

If you run your company by yourself, perhaps as a sole director and shareholder, your hard work in building up your business will have cost you many hours of time and sleepless nights. But have you set up your company in such a way to allow it to keep trading after your death?

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor
Insights

Why you should think about putting in place a Lasting Power of Attorney for health and care decisions

Posted on 14th May 2020 in Later Life Planning

The experience of caring for and seeing a parent or other loved one suffer for a prolonged period in the final stages of life, even when the grief has passed, causes many individuals to want their journey to be managed differently.

Posted by

Lucy Lamb

Solicitor