What provision allows a divorced spouse to marry again? 3 Answers as of November 07, 2011

What specific provision in the Revised Code of Washington or any divorce law in Seattle, Washington allows a divorced spouse to marry again after the dissolution of his/her marriage?

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Law Office of Michael W. Bugni
Law Office of Michael W. Bugni | Jay W. Neff
There are several statutes that make it clear that a person may remarry after the entry of a decree of dissolution of marriage. RCW 26.04.020 says, among other things that a person may not marry if they have a living spouse. However, since a decree of dissolution of marriage dissolves the spousal relationship, the parties are free to remarry again after the decree is entered. This is also supported by RCW 26.09.150. This statute says that once a decree has been entered, even an appeal of that decree will not prevent someone from remarrying. In a similar vein is the bigamy statute (RCW 9A.64.010). This statute, in part, says that it is the crime of bigamy if you marry another person while you still have a living spouse, except if a court has entered judgment terminating the marriage.
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Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc.
Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc. | Mark Brown
RCW 26.04.160 specifies that a person who is single, widowed or divorced may obtain a marriage license in the state of Washington.
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Glenn E. Tanner
Glenn E. Tanner | Glenn E. Tanner
You can Google "who can marry in Washington state" to get a better idea.
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