Can You Stop a Divorce Case in Texas?

Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process. If you are considering divorce, it's important to know that you can choose to stop this process if you and your spouse wish to work on your marriage.

In Texas, there are several options available to couples who want to stop a divorce case from proceeding. Here are some tips on how to halt this process when you want to try to save your marriage.


If you and your spouse decide that you want to work on your marriage, you can file a joint motion to dismiss the divorce case. This motion will be granted by the court if both parties agree to it. This will stop the divorce process and allow you to work on your relationship. 

Consider a Trial Separation

A trial separation can give you and your spouse the time and space you need to reflect on your marriage and decide if you want to work on it.

During a trial separation, you can live apart for a period of time while remaining legally married. This can give you both the opportunity to work on your personal issues and reflect on your relationship.


Mediation is an alternative to divorce litigation that can help you and your spouse resolve your issues outside of court.

A mediator is a neutral third party who can help you and your spouse negotiate a settlement agreement. Mediation can be less expensive and less stressful than going to court, and it can help you and your spouse maintain control over the outcome of your divorce.

Hire an Experienced Attorney

Even if you’re unsure whether or not you want to go through with divorce, it's important to hire an experienced attorney. Most couples end up finalizing their divorces in the end, even if they felt apprehensive about doing so at first.

Kay Polk, Attorney at Law, has years of experience helping clients explore their options. We can provide the guidance you need to make the decisions that are right for you and your family.

If you need help with your divorce case, contact us today to request a consultation.