The week that you spent together alone would not be sufficient to restart the year for divorce. If you reconciled and started living together again as husband and wife then you would stop your year of separation.

Lisa M. Angel
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
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My wife and I were married for 15 years. We separated and signed a separation agreement with attorney’s where I gave her $172,000 in assets. After being separated for almost one year she asked me to go on a trip with friends for one week which I did. We slept in the same room for this week. We were not sexual and we did not discuss our relationship as a couple with the others on the trip.

I have filed for divorce and she has contested it although I haven’t seen her papers yet. My questions: Will we have to start the process all over again? Will I be limited on my social activities yet again for another year? If I go out with other girls will she be able to get more money from me?

Charles Y. Sink