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What Happens If My Spouse and I Reconcile During a Legal Separation?

What Happens If My Spouse and I Reconcile During a Legal Separation?

If you have recently separated from your spouse, you may be wondering what will happen if you decide to reconcile. Fortunately, it is easy to return to normal if the two of you decide to give things another try. In this blog post, we will explain that the separation agreement becomes void upon reconciliation. We'll also share some of the benefits of trying a legal separation before going through a formal, official divorce.

What is Reconciliation?

Reconciliation is the process of reuniting after a separation. When a couple reconciles, they are essentially returning to the status quo of their relationship before the separation occurred. This means that any legal agreements that were put in place during the separation, such as a separation agreement, will no longer be valid.

One of the benefits of reconciling is that it can be much less expensive than going through a formal divorce. If you have already separated and signed a separation agreement, you will not need to go through the divorce process and instead will be able to continue your relationship. Reconciliation can also be less emotionally charged than going through a divorce since you will not be ending your relationship.

What Should I Do To Reconcile?

If you are considering reconciling with your spouse, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, it is important to make sure that both of you are on the same page and are committed to making things work. You should also be prepared to forgive and forget, as it will be difficult to move forward if you are still holding onto resentment from the past. Finally, be sure to communicate openly and honestly with your spouse about your expectations for the f future.

Reconciling with your spouse can be a great way to save your relationship and avoid the stress of a formal divorce. However, it is important to make sure that you are both committed to making things work before you take this step. ‘

If you have decided to reconcile with your spouse, you should consult with a trusted family law attorney to understand your next steps. You might need to rescind any separation agreements or divorce documents when in the process of reconciling. Your family law attorney can help you understand what needs to be done and guide you through the process of making these legal changes.

Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law Can Help

If you and your spouse believe you can reconcile while you are legally separated, our attorneys can help you restore your legal marriage. With over 90 years of combined experience behind us, our team is passionate about helping couples with their marital matters.

Schedule a consultation with a member of our team by calling us at (914) 873-4410 to get started.