Deciding to go through with a divorce is a big decision. Rather obviously, there is a lot on the line. Divorce is complicated financially, legally, and, of course, emotionally, especially if you have children with your spouse. For this very reason, oftentimes, spouses wish to call off their divorce and try and work on their marriage instead, at least for the time being. However, is this legal in New Jersey? And if so, how is it done? Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey divorce attorneys to learn more about whether you can cancel a divorce and how our firm can guide you through the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I cancel a divorce in New Jersey?
If you and your spouse agree that you wish to call off the divorce and instead work on keeping your marriage together, the first thing you will do is file notarized requests to the Family Part Court. From here, the Complaint for Divorce should be dismissed, thereby officially canceling the divorce process. Our firm can work to ensure this is carried out correctly and in accordance with New Jersey law.
What is a reconciliation agreement?
When spouses decide to cancel a divorce and work on their marriage, in many cases, it is a good idea to create what is known as a reconciliation agreement. Essentially, this document is a type of postnuptial agreement that details what will happen with various assets, should you ever get divorced. However, what makes these agreements different from standard postnuptial agreements is that you essentially agree to dismiss the divorce case while also making a legal commitment to addressing how your marital assets will be divided in the event of a future divorce, thereby giving both you and your spouse further incentive to commit to fixing your marriage. If you have any additional divorce-related questions, or you believe that you and your spouse are ready to cancel, or proceed with, your divorce, our firm is here to help. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call today.
Contact our experienced Bergen County firm
At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to understand and protect their legal rights before, during, and after the divorce process in towns across New Jersey and Bergen County, including Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, Teaneck, and Fort Lee. To speak with our team of divorce lawyers today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your concerns about your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.