Separation and Reconciliation

The legal requirement for separation before filing requires at least separate sleeping arrangements and a lack of physical relations. Renewing physical relations without notifying the court and first getting the court’s permission (called an Order of Reconciliation) may destroy your grounds for divorce. Reconciliation after a divorce may have tax consequences you need to explore. I encourage reconciliation. If you and your spouse get back together, you only owe the retainer and payment for the services that you have used to that point.