Should you reconcile after a Maryland divorce?

Should you reconcile after a Maryland divorce?

On Behalf of | Sep 22, 2022 | Divorce |

It can take years for Maryland couples to recover after a divorce. It’s not necessarily uncommon for couples to reconcile after the divorce has been finalized.

Rebuilding a romantic relationship with your ex-spouse can be filled with a lot of uncertainty. While not uncommon or impossible, it can be difficult to navigate.

Reconciling before and after the divorce

There’s reason to believe that as many as 10 percent of divorces end with reconciliation. Sometimes space and growth are needed to make a relationship work.

It’s easy to put the divorce process on hold before it’s been finalized to discuss reconciliation, either at that moment or in the future. Reconciling after the divorce has been finalized means that you’d have to go through the process of getting married all over again – but that’s not the big hurdle.

Hurdles to getting re-married to your ex

Certain agreements are signed during the divorce process, usually meant to fully separate one spouse from the other. However, these agreements may or may not go away should you decide to remarry.

The main example is if you agree to sign away ownership to a – formerly – joint asset, you won’t get access to that asset upon remarriage. But if you’re receiving spousal support or child support, that might end upon the remarriage to your ex-spouse.

What are the risks of remarrying your ex-spouse?

Sometimes remarrying your ex-spouse will negatively impact the court’s opinion of you should you divorce again. You might not win certain benefits in a second divorce from the same person, such as spousal support or equitable property division.

It’s important to ask yourself if it’s worth the hassle of remarrying and if you and your ex-spouse truly need it for your relationship to thrive. Whatever you decide, it’s important to take your time and look into all of your options.