Many people in the throes of a legal separation or divorce think about reconciliation. Sometimes reconciliation can happen and be successful – but there are also many times when reconciliation fails and makes an already difficult process even more complicated. In this blog post, our family law attorneys at Law Offices of Christopher L. Hoglin, P.C. will discuss what reconciliation means for your divorce, when it might be possible to reconcile, and some of the reasons why reconciliation might not be an option for you.
What is Reconciliation?
Reconciliation is the act of restoring a relationship to its former state. It can happen between spouses who are in the process of getting a divorce or are legally separated.
Reconciliation is not always possible, but when it is successful, it can be a very positive experience for both spouses. There are many factors that contribute to the success of reconciliation, but some of the most important ones are effective communication, a willingness to work on the relationship, and a shared commitment to reconciliation.
Making the Decision to Reconcile
The decision to reconcile should never be made lightly – it is a big decision that will affect both spouses and the entire family. If you are considering reconciliation, it is important to talk to your spouse about your feelings and intentions, as well as to seek professional help to ensure that reconciliation is the best choice for you and your family.
If you decide to reconcile while in the divorce process or while legally separated, you should meet with your family law attorney. They can help you end the divorce process or your legal separation and help you transition into your next chapter of married life.
When is Reconciliation Not Possible?
There are also many times when reconciliation is impossible or fails after a period of time. This can be due to several factors, including:
- One spouse is not ready to reconcile.
- There is too much hurt and anger to overcome.
- One spouse has already moved on emotionally or physically (i.e., they are dating someone new).
- The couple has different goals for the future (i.e., one spouse wants to reconcile to stay married, while the other spouse does not want to reconcile so they can get divorced).
- One spouse is not willing to work on the relationship.
- The couple has unresolved issues from the past that need to be addressed.
- There is a lack of communication or trust between the spouses.
- One spouse is not willing to compromise.
- The couple has different values or beliefs that are causing conflict.
If you believe that you are unable to reconcile with your spouse, then your divorce or legal separation must continue.
Pasadena Divorce Lawyers
At Law Offices of Christopher L. Hoglin, P.C., we understand that the decision not to reconcile can be difficult. If you believe that you cannot recover your current marriage, our divorce attorneys can guide you throughout the divorce or legal separation process, from filing to finalization.