Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn in 2007
05/21/2009 at 02:00 PM EDT
Are Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn reconciling again?
The Oscar-winning actor 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This is the second time the actor has rescinded divorce papers.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.
A lawyer for Sean Penn didn't immediately return a call for comment. Wright Penn has been at the Cannes Film Festival, where she’s a member of the jury, since last week. She attended the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit on May 21.