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I filed for divorce from my husband, we each signed a property

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I filed for divorce from my husband, we each signed a property settlement, but then never finalized the divorce. The court deadline date has passed. Does this property settlement still stand, even though though we never followed through with the divorce? If I refile for divorce, can the property settlement be renegotiated? It would be to my benefit if the original property settlement was dismissed.
If the divorce has been dismissed then anything agreed upon in that divorce would be now void. If you refile for the divorce, you would be able to renegotiate the community property settlement as part of the new divorce proceeding. SInce the settlement was prepared in contemplation of the divorce and as part of the divorce pleading that is now dismissed you have to start the entire process including the settlement all over again.


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Hi, thanks for the answer. I know that family law varies from state to state. Can you consult an attorney that knows Louisiana very well for me?
Actually, you happen to have gotten the only Louisiana licensed attorney on this site, the sole one. I practice in several states, but Louisiana is one of them and I practice out of New Orleans.