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Can I Get Back Together With My Ex-Spouse After Divorce?
Yes, you can get back together with your ex-spouse after divorce. The law cannot prohibit you from remarrying your ex-spouse.
After ending a marriage, a couple may realize they rushed into a divorce instead of working through the problems in their marriage. Other couples rekindle a relationship years after a divorce. There are many reasons why you might get back together with your ex-spouse.
However, it can be challenging to overcome the issues that led to the divorce. In addition, the divorce proceeding may have caused resentment that could create issues in a new relationship.
Before you consider reconciling with your ex-spouse after divorce, it can be helpful to keep these things in mind.
The Reasons You Divorced Your Spouse
The issues that led to your divorce could create problems with a new relationship.
For example, if you were the victim of domestic violence, can you forgive your ex for intentionally causing you harm? Are you safe in a relationship with your ex-spouse? Could you fully trust your spouse again if they committed adultery?
In some cases, spouses are just not compatible. After living together for a while, they realize they are not right for each other. If you want to reconcile with your ex-spouse, you need to address the core issues that led to the breakup of your marriage.
Has Anything Changed Since Your Divorce?
If you and your spouse addressed the issues that led to the divorce, you might be able to build a new relationship. Your new relationship will hopefully be different because you and your spouse have changed.
On the other hand, if nothing has changed since your divorce, getting back together with your ex-spouse may result in the same result. If you and your spouse continue to struggle with issues and problems that led to the divorce, there is a good chance that getting back together with your ex will only result in more heartache.
What Would Be the Ramifications if You Remarried Your Ex-Spouse?
If you and your ex-spouse rekindled your relationship, you might consider marriage again. However, marrying your ex-spouse may not nullify all the terms of your divorce. It may even complicate the terms of your property division settlement, spousal support award, and child custody arrangement. You may want to work with an Orlando divorce lawyer to determine what the legal ramifications would be if you remarried your ex-spouse.
Additionally, if you have minor children, how does remarriage impact their lives? Will they have to move or change schools? How will they feel about their parents getting back together?
Parents may assume their children want them back together. However, that might not be the case. In addition to working with a family law attorney to sort through the legal issues, you may also want to seek advice from a child psychologist.
Do You Need a Prenuptial Agreement if You Marry Your Ex-Spouse?
Reconciling with your ex-spouse could end in another divorce. Divorcing a spouse for a second time may not be the same as the first divorce. Other issues could result in a prolonged, expensive divorce proceeding.
A second divorce is based on the second marriage. Therefore, your spouse could gain more assets from property division, or you might not receive spousal support after the second divorce. In addition, child custody could change dramatically from the parental agreement you had after your first divorce.
Therefore, you might consider a prenuptial agreement if you want to remarry your ex-spouse.
What is a Prenuptial Agreement?
A prenuptial agreement is a legally binding contract between two individuals who intend to get married. Florida’s Uniform Premarital Agreement Act requires that prenuptial agreements be in writing and signed by both parties. The agreement becomes effective upon marriage.
A premarital agreement is not enforceable if it results from coercion, fraud, duress, or overreaching. Each party should work with a prenuptial agreement lawyer to ensure full disclosure of all assets and financial matters while negotiating the agreement.
Matters that can be addressed in a prenuptial agreement include:
- Property division
- Liability for debts
- Estate planning
- Business ownership
- Inheritance rights
- Financial decision making
- Preserving separate property
- Spousal support
Issues related to child support and child custody are subject to review by the court. The court has jurisdiction in these matters and decides what is in the best interest of the couple’s minor children.
The benefit of a prenuptial agreement is that you and your partner negotiate the terms of a divorce before you marry. Therefore, a premarital agreement can avoid divorce litigation if your second marriage ends in dissolution.
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