If a divorce is final on May 20th, can a person get remarried on June 20th? 1 Answers as of June 08, 2011

If a divorce is final on May 20th, can a person get remarried on June 20th?

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Yes, assuming there is no other legal prohibition. The 30 day wait period after divorce is the duration of the window for someone to file an appeal. The reason we make you wait 30 days, or get a Judge's permission is just in case the other side files an appeal or motion to set aside the Order. The affect of these two things is to make the divorce not final and if you marry before it is final, you are technically married to two persons at one time, which is legally impossible. Therefore the earlier marriage is upheld, the new marriage is voidable (note, voidable is not the same as void). As you can see, it raises all kinds of legal problems, but only if someone files an appeal or Motion to Set Aside Order, Motion to Reopen the Testimony or Motion for New Trial - all of which have to be done within 30 days of the date the Judge signs the final order.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 6/8/2011
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