Counseling during Separation


#1

I don’t see that it would unless you moved back into the marital home and started living together again.


#2

Even then unless there is a “reconciliation section” in your separation agreement, the parts of your agreement may stand. I suggest reading over your agreement again and see what it states about reconciliation and what that does to the effectiveness of the agreement.
But no, going to counseling is not considered reconciling unless you resume living together as a married couple.


#3

Simply going to counseling will not void the separation agreement. Generally, in order to be considered reconciled you will need to hold yourself out as man and wife and begin engaging in activities that generally indicate a couple is married; sharing expenses, incurring debt together, living together, participating in daily activities together, etc.

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#4

My wife and I separated a month ago, and we have a separation agreement between us. She start going to counseling and she ask me to go with her in effort she hopping that we get back together. But I am not sure If you get back with her. So If I decided to go is this will void the separation agreement and considered reconciliation.