How long do I wait to remarry after divorce is finalized? 29 Answers as of July 04, 2013

How long do I wait to remarry after divorce is finalized?

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Law Office of Karen A. Clark, L.L.C.
Law Office of Karen A. Clark, L.L.C. | Karen A. Clark
Once your divorce is finalized, you are free to remarry. There is no required waiting time between finalization and remarriage.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 8/19/2011
Seattle Divorce Services
Seattle Divorce Services | Michael V. Fancher
Under Washington law you can remarry as soon as you are divorced.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 7/4/2013
Horizons Law Group, LLC
Horizons Law Group, LLC | Michelle B. Fitzgerald
In Wisconsin you have to wait six months from the date of the final divorce judgment (hearing).
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 7/5/2011
Neville J. Bedford Attorney at Law
Neville J. Bedford Attorney at Law | Neville J. Bedford
Once your divorce is final, you may remarry immediately in Rhode Island.
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
Replied: 7/4/2013
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
Legally, in Colorado you are free to marry the next day after the decree of dissolution is entered. Common sense says you should probably wait until you are certain you have emotionally adjusted to the changes resulting from the divorce and, perhaps, until you have adjusted to the financial changes as well.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 7/5/2011
    Law Office of Daniel B. Rubanowitz, APC
    Law Office of Daniel B. Rubanowitz, APC | Daniel B. Rubanowitz
    Once a judgment of dissolution of marriage terminating status is signed by the judge and entered by the Court as an order, you can marry someone else or even the same person again. It may be confusing to some about when exactly the status of your marriage is terminated and so you should consult with a family law attorney prior to getting married again. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/5/2011
    Gregory T. Buckley, Attorney at Law
    Gregory T. Buckley, Attorney at Law | Gregory T. Buckley
    As soon as the divorce is finalized, you could get a marriage license.Make sure that you bring a certified copy of the Final Judgment when you apply for the license.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 7/1/2011
    Law Office of Joseph A. Katz
    Law Office of Joseph A. Katz | Joseph A. Katz
    The second the Judgment is signed by the Judge and final - a minimum of six (6) months after the Respondent is personally served with the Summons and Petition.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/1/2011
    Law Office of Robert L. Fiedler
    Law Office of Robert L. Fiedler | Robert L Fiedler
    As long as you want! You can get married the next day or any time after that.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 7/1/2011
    Komanapalli Massey LLP
    Komanapalli Massey LLP | Mark A. Massey, Esq.
    Well, if you have not yet learned your lesson yet, then you may jump right back into the fire again.The law makes you wait six months between filing the dissolution petition and the granting of that petition,which finalizes the divorce, but there is no waiting period required by law once it is final.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/1/2011
    Rice & Co., LPA
    Rice & Co., LPA | Kollin Rice
    Once your judgment entry is journalized, you're good to go. You might want to stop for a minute and think about whether you're rushing into something though .
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 7/1/2011
    Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser
    Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
    You can re-marry the day that the Judgment is entered into the official records of the court. That date would be reflected on the Notice of Entry of Judgment and on the face of the Judgment, itself. You will need to get a marriage license before you can legally get re-married. Note, however, that the other party can file a Notice of Appeal, to appeal the Judgment, within 60 calendar days from the date the Notice of Entry of Judgment is mailed, or if it wasn't mailed (which in a divorce case should never occur), within 180 days from the date of entry of Judgment. If the Judgment is timely appealed, depending upon whether or not the dissolution of marital status is or is not stayed in the appeal process, it might potentially affect the validity of your re-marriage, but that possibility is highly unlikely.Even if an appeal is timely sought, reversal of the dissolution of marital status on appeal is extremely unlikely. If your divorce was done with an Appearance, Stipulation and Waivers, or other language in your Judgment waiving the right to appeal, you would have no risk in re-marrying the date your Judgment is entered. Even if your divorce was not done with a waiver of the right to appeal, you will most likely not have any problem if you re-marry the date the your Judgment is entered.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/1/2011
    The Coyle Law Office
    The Coyle Law Office | T. Andrew Coyle
    You technically can remarry the following day after the final divorce judgment is signed; however, it's a good idea to wait until the appeals window has closed, which is at least 30 days.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 7/1/2011
    Law Office of Michael W. Bugni
    Law Office of Michael W. Bugni | Jay W. Neff
    In Washington, there is no legal requirement for any waiting period after your divorce is finalized before you can get remarried. So, as a practical matter, if you really wanted to, if you got divorced on Wednesday, you could get remarried on Thursday. However, that does not mean that it is a good idea. There are several reasons why you might want to wait a bit. First, the reality is that getting divorced in an incredibly stressful event for most people. Because of that, most people aren't exactly behaving normally during their divorce nor immediately after. This means that you may not be thinking straight or making the best of decisions at the time. Therefore, you may want to wait a bit just to be sure you are not jumping from one bad situation directly into another. Second, if you are receiving maintenance, you may not want to remarry right away. The general rule is that maintenance terminates upon the remarriage of the person receiving maintenance. So, you lose your maintenance as soon as you remarry. Third, remarrying immediately after getting divorced is an "in your face" kind of move. If your relationship with your now ex-spouse was already tense, and particularly if you have children in common, a quick remarriage is likely to make that situation worse.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/1/2011
    Rhonda R. Werner Schultz, PL
    Rhonda R. Werner Schultz, PL | Rhonda R. Werner Schultz
    There is no waiting period in Florida to remarry. You may remarry immediately after your final judgment of dissolution of marriage is entered by the court.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 7/1/2011
    Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A.
    Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A. | Joanna Mitchell
    You can get a marriage license issues the day after your divorce is final and marry three days later.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 7/1/2011
    Willick Law Group
    Willick Law Group | Marshal S. Willick
    Nevada has no waiting periods, either before a divorce may be concluded, nor how soon after divorce a person might remarry. So the answer is: whenever you wish.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 7/1/2011
    Beaulier Law Office
    Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
    Under Minnesota law there is no waiting period.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 7/1/2011
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
    In Georgia, as soon as the divorce decree is signed and filed with the clerk, the divorce is final and you can remarry.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 7/1/2011
    Law Offices of Sheryl S. Graf
    Law Offices of Sheryl S. Graf | Sheryl S. Graf
    Once your marital status is terminated in your divorce case, you are single and free to remarry. There is no waiting period.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/1/2011
    Beresford Booth PLLC
    Beresford Booth PLLC | S. Scott Burkhalter
    There is no waiting period once the divorce is final. Technically, you can get married after the judge signs the final decree.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/1/2011
    Michael Apicella
    Michael Apicella | Apicella Law and Mediation
    Once the court enters final judgment on your divorce, you're officially single. Meaning, you're free to get remarried as you see fit. There is no legal waiting period to get remarried after a divorce is final. However, common sense dictates that it may be prudent to cool your jets so you don't qualify for frequent flyer miles at the divorce court.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/1/2011
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