What does it mean when a divorce case is dismissed without prejudice?
Whereas a case that is dismissed “with prejudice” is dismissed permanently, a case that is dismissed “without prejudice” is only dismissed temporarily. This temporary dismissal means that the plaintiff is allowed to re-file charges, alter the claim, or bring the case to another court.
What does it mean when a divorce is disposed?
The other main Status is Disposed. This usually means that the divorce has been finalized (i.e. the Judgment of Dissolution has been signed by a judge). Depending on what state you are filing in, and whether the divorce is contested or uncontested, the length of time until a case is resolved can vary.
What happens if you change your mind after filing for divorce?
If you and your spouse have changed your mind about divorcing, it is imperative that you let your solicitor know as soon as possible to prevent your divorce being finalised. If your decree absolute has already been granted, you are then free to re-marry your spouse (or anyone else) if you wish to.
Can you stop a divorce once you have filed?
If a couple changes their mind about divorcing and want to remain married, they can withdraw their divorce petition to stop the process before it begins. Soon after submitting your divorce papers to the local court, you should go to the county clerk and ask for the petition.