What is Reconciliation in North Carolina?
More than you might expect, spouses who have divorced or separated often rekindle their relationship or resume a path of conduct to resumption of the marital relationship.
In fact, it’s somewhat encouraged under the NC family laws and public policy of North Carolina. Indeed, that’s one reason it takes so long to get a divorce in NC.
There’s no such thing as a “quick divorce” in NC. You can’t even file for divorce until you’ve been legally separated with the intent to remain separated for one year.
There are important consequences to legal reconciliation after separation or a divorce, some of which may be unexpected, unintended, and rather substantial.
Many couples do not understand that this resumption can have legal and economic implications for any effective post-separation agreement(s), court ordered post-separation support and/or court ordered alimony payments.
It’s a good idea to seek legal advice from a knowledgeable Charlotte Divorce lawyer when you determine that you wish to resume the marital relationship with your spouse. Even occasional sexual encounters between separated spouses can affect things.
At Powers Law Firm PA, we understand how resumption of the marital relationship, termed reconciliation in North Carolina, can affect divorce proceedings, alimony payments, and support orders.
There are important economic and legal interests associated with rekindling a healthy relationship with your significant other.