We recently discussed the fact that Kobe and Vanessa Bryant decided to try to work things out rather than get divorced. It happens. Sometimes after deciding to file for divorce, couples work out their differences and decide to stay together. If you already have your divorce proceedings in court, it may be possible to stop the proceedings before the divorce becomes final. A divorce is initiated by filing a petition for divorce. To stop the proceedings, the spouse who filed the petition has to file a Request for Dismissal. If the other spouse filed a Response, then the other spouse will also have to join or file a Request for Dismissal. Keep in mind that if you later want to pursue the divorce, you will have to start over with a new petition and pay the filing fees again. At the Law Offices of Judy L. Burger, we take a firm stand to represent the best interests of our clients. If you and your spouse decide to give your marriage another chance, we will support your wishes wholeheartedly. Until then, we will aggressively pursue the best outcome possible for you in your divorce or custody proceedings. Judy L. Burger is known for her tenacious representation of clients in high conflict cases in and around the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento areas. If you are a parent facing a divorce or custody dispute, call us today to learn more about how we can help. Call (415)293-8314 in the San Francisco Bay area or (916)631-1935 in the Sacramento area, or contact us online via our confidential inquiry form.