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I recently filed for a divorce in California. But we are considering

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I recently filed for a divorce in California. But we are considering reconciling. My husband has been served papers. Can we stop it before Orientation to family court? Or our court date set for Oct 17th? Now what? Does he have to respond?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Virginia Trial Lawyer replied 8 years ago.

If you reconcile, you have to file a motion to dismiss the petition as moot before the 17th, He does not have to respond so long as you file the motion to dismiss before the 17th. Otherwise, he needs to be there. You can appear with him and make an oral motion to the court to dismiss the petition.


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