Is Reconciliation Possible Once You File For Divorce?
Possible Reconciliation For Your Denver Divorce
What happens if either you or your spouse wants to attempt reconciliation after you have filed for divorce? Reconciliation is certainly something that we encourage, as we feel that every married couple who can stay together – particularly when there are children involved – should do so if at all possible. Sometimes just looking at the divorce process itself and imagining what a long, hard road may lie ahead is enough to make couples think twice.
If you find yourself in this situation, there is help. We encourage our clients to consider marriage counseling and mediation before committing to divorce, so we have several counselors and resources that we can recommend to you. There are a few other things to keep in mind, however, starting with the ticking clock that a divorce filing sets in motion.
First of all, whenever one spouse files for divorce and the other resists, wanting instead to stay married, the divorce process continues. Naturally, depending upon one’s point of view, this may be either too harsh, or it may be a relief.
Something else to keep in mind is that, in Colorado, it takes at least 91 days from the time you file for divorce to the time the court issues a final decree. This means that there is a window of opportunity for you (within that 91-day period) to stop the divorce proceedings and reconcile if that is what you both decide to do. Of course, if you do decide to reconcile, your divorce proceeding can be put on ice until such time as you either wish to stop the proceeding or continue with it.
The bottom line is that as long as one spouse continues to push for divorce, the divorce process will continue unabated because Colorado is a “no-fault” state, which means that grounds for divorce are that at least one party to the marriage feels that the marriage is “irretrievably broken with no reasonable chance of reconciliation.”
This brings us around to a last, very important point: divorce is an exceedingly serious matter. It is certainly not a step to enter into without a great deal of forethought because so much is at stake. So in conclusion, whatever you decide, be sure you go about it in a thoughtful, deliberate manner. There are no re-do’s when it comes to divorce.
Therefore, if you are considering divorce, but you are not sure whether it is the right thing to do, schedule an appointment with an attorney at Divorce Matters® and sit down and go over your options. This meeting might actually save your marriage.
Divorce Matters® represents clients throughout Metro Denver and the Front Range including: Arapahoe County, Aurora, Boulder, Bow Mar, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Centennial, Douglas County, Englewood, Cherry Hills Village, Denver, Greenwood Village, Jefferson County, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Louisville, and Parker.
Call Divorce Matters® today at (720) 542-6142 to schedule an appointment with an attorney.
Our highly-accomplished divorce and family law attorneys practice throughout Colorado, including:
Adams County (Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Thornton, Westminster); Arapahoe County (Aurora, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Littleton); Boulder County; Broomfield County; Denver County; Douglas County (Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker); Elbert County (Elizabeth, Kiowa); and Jefferson County (Arvada, Golden, Lakewood, Morrison, Wheat Ridge).
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Our highly-accomplished divorce and family law attorneys practice throughout Colorado, including: Adams County (Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Thornton, Westminster); Arapahoe County (Aurora, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Littleton); Boulder County; Broomfield County; Denver County; Douglas County (Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker); Elbert County (Elizabeth, Kiowa); and Jefferson County (Arvada, Golden, Lakewood, Morrison, Wheat Ridge).