Sean Penn filed a request Tuesday to dismiss his legal separation case, Marin County, Calif., court records show.
"This appears to imply that they're reconciling again," says L.A. divorce lawyer Lynn Soodik, who is not involved with the case. "It's unlikely Sean Penn would request a dismissal for any other reason." This is the second time the actor has rescinded divorce papers.
Penn, 48, and Wright Penn, 43, started divorce proceedings in December 2007 after 11 years of marriage. But they put the brakes on their divorce action four months later, in April 2008, when a court clerk dismissed the divorce petition at their request.
The couple have two children, daughter Dylan, 18, and son Hopper, 15.