Several months ago, you and your spouse decided getting divorced was in everyone’s best interest. So you hired a lawyer from our team at Christman Daniell Attorneys, filed a divorce petition, and patiently waited for Texas’ 60-day waiting period to expire. You’re both officially in the clear and can proceed with ending your marriage. There’s just one problem: you don’t want a divorce anymore.
Congratulations … You and your spouse have decided to stay married. But amid this realization, you can’t help but wonder if it’s too late from a legal standpoint. Is it even possible to withdraw a divorce petition once you file it?
Yes, it is possible to withdraw a divorce petition in Texas.
While so many couples ultimately follow through with their plans to divorce once they’ve started the process, there are plenty who, for one reason or another, have a change of heart. This could be immediately after they file a divorce petition or somewhere in the middle of mediation or their actual court date. Reconciliation happens, and stopping the divorce process to account for this change is fairly simple, depending upon what has already been filed.
Reasons why spouses may choose to withdraw a divorce petition:
- They realize they still love each other
- One party forgives the other for their transgressions
- You believe things will turn around in the future
- Both couples believe the process is too emotionally draining or expensive and wish to work through their issues
How do I withdraw a divorce petition once I’ve filed it?
If you wish to withdraw a divorce petition, simply work with your attorney. Generally speaking, you’d file what’s called a nonsuit with the court clerk in the county where the divorce was filed. Whether both parties need to agree and file this document jointly or if one party’s filing is sufficient depends upon what has already been filed and completed in the case.
So if you lived in Denton County and filed there, you’d work with that county clerk. The same would be true if you lived in Collin County.
When divorce is the answer, our mission is to provide our clients with long-range perspectives and outstanding legal advice that help them rebuild their families after marital dissolution. Some cases require aggressive advocacy, where we must deliver the righteous blow of justice, while others require patience, de-escalation, and diplomatic solutions. Christman Daniell Attorneys’ goal is to protect our client’s interests, equip them for a difficult journey, and deliver skilled and expert legal advocacy and advice.
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