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Divorce Doubts? You Can Halt or Withdraw Proceedings

There are reports this morning in the Showbiz press that Lamar Odam, the estranged husband of reality TV-star Khloe Kardashian has expressed hope they can reconcile and halt the divorce.

It's reported that the reasons behind the split were reports in the press of Lamar’s behaviour, including extra-marital affairs, although nothing has been confirmed. Khloe initiated divorce proceedings at the end of last year, but in a public appearance this week, Lamar is quoted as saying he hopes they can still make it work, and describing his 4-year marriage to Kardashian as “some of the best years of my life.”

It's not unheard of for couples to reconcile during divorce proceedings, or even, in some cases, after they have completed. Divorce proceedings can be withdrawn at any time before the decree absolute (the final decree which legally ends the marriage) is pronounced and if a reconciliation is possible, initiating a divorce petition does not have to be an irreversible step. 

At Slater and Gordon our Divorce Solicitors will always ensure that anyone contemplating a divorce has thought about their options, and knows about the different ways in which they can deal with a relationship in difficulty, before starting divorce proceedings.

It is however important that people realise that if they start to have doubts as to whether it was the right thing to do, the divorce proceedings can be put on hold for a period, or withdrawn, and people should not be embarrassed or afraid to speak to their divorce lawyer if they start to think divorce may not be the answer.

By Cara Nuttall, a Senior Family & Divorce Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

Slater and Gordon have offices across the UK and offer both flexible pricing and fixed fees for family law, children law and divorce. For a free initial consultation call freephone 0800 916 9055 or contact us online and we'll be happy to help.