It is not uncommon for a spouse who has filed a Complaint for Divorce to question his/her decisionGiven the many emotions that surface during divorce proceedings, sometimes a spouse may wonder if he/she should give their partner one last chance.

Spouses should give special attention to their present circumstances when making this decision. If the reconciliation does not last and the spouse who previously dismissed their Complaint now wants to re-file their Complaint, his/her support obligations and/or share of equitable distribution may have substantially increased or decreased since the time of the initial filing.  In most cases, the courts will look to the date of the second filing (re-filed Complaint) in making impactful financial decisions.

If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, it may be wise for that person to meet with a family law attorney to discuss the particulars of their situation and any alternative they may have.  In some cases, spouses may choose to execute a Reconciliation Agreement whereby certain spousal expectations are delineated along with agreed upon financial distributions if a divorce occurs. Our attorneys are here to help you.  Please call us at (908) 879-9499.