Can a Divorce Be Stopped After Filing?
If you and your spouse decide to reconcile, it is possible to prevent a divorce from becoming final. Hyde Park divorce attorney John Heilbrun can assess your case and provide guidance before and during the process of ending your marriage.
The plaintiff (party who files for divorce) can dismiss his or her complaint at any point before the court enters a final decree of divorce. If the defendant (the spouse against whom you filed the divorce complaint) hasn’t filed a counterclaim, the divorce case will be dismissed and you and your spouse will remain married.
However, if the plaintiff decides to stop the divorce but the defendant spouse has filed a counterclaim, the divorce action will continue. Even if the initial divorce complaint is dismissed, the case will continue on the counterclaim.
Whether or not a counterclaim has been filed, both parties can terminate a divorce action by agreeing to stop the proceedings. If a counterclaim has been filed, both spouses must agree to stop the divorce to prevent the action from moving forward.
Our divorce attorney can counsel you through each step of ending your marriage. Should you decide not to divorce, Mr. Heilbrun can also file a Notice of Dismissal on your behalf with the court.
Please contact the Law Office of John Heilbrun or call 513-321-3940 today to schedule an initial appointment. Mr. Heilbrun welcomes clients from Hyde Park and other neighborhoods in Cincinnati.