Filing for divorce is a big step. It likely took a lot of consideration to get to that point, but if you have filed divorce papers, are you allowed to change your mind? Can you withdraw a divorce in California once it is filed? Keep reading to learn more about how to withdraw a divorce in California once it is filed why you should contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP for help with your divorce case.
Can you withdraw a divorce in California once it is filed?
If you have filed a divorce in California but wish to withdraw it, you are in luck. If you, the petitioner, want to withdraw the divorce and your spouse, the respondent, has not responded yet, you will just need to file a Request for Dismissal. However, if your spouse has responded, they will need to be served with the Request for Dismissal form so they can sign it as well.
How to Submit a Request for Dismissal
To stop the proceeding, you will need to complete the forms unique to your jurisdiction. It may be available online or you might have to go to the courthouse to obtain the form. Then you will fill out the forms and bring the required number of completed forms to the clerk. The clerk will stamp all of the copies and you will then be required to serve your spouse. How to do this will depend on the jurisdiction of the court system you are working in. If you are working with an attorney, they will be able to help you through this process.
If you need help stopping a divorce proceeding once you’ve filed it, contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP today!
If you filed for divorce but have since decided you no longer want to get divorced, there are a few different things to consider depending on whether or not your petition has been responded to already. The good news is that Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP can help with your case. We have over 27 years of experience and know the ins and outs of the California family law court system. Give us a call today at 909-482-1422 to schedule your initial consultation with our skilled team.
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