How Long Do You Have to Wait to Remarry After Separation?

In handling divorce, there are many issues that must be addressed that individuals can potentially overlook. Even after divorce, one must keep in mind that some states require citizens to go through a waiting period before they can get remarried. Waiting periods are put in place to give spouses ample time to appeal a divorce judgment if they choose to do so.


Here in North Carolina, once a party is granted an absolute divorce and the marriage bonds are completely severed, then one does not have to wait to get remarried in the state. However, it is suggested that parties do not remarry for at least thirty days so that the period for appeal of the judgment has run its course. This will ensure parties avoid all possibilities of bigamy.

It is also recommended you seek legal counsel prior to filing for a divorce. If not, there is room for mistakes and one may not go back and attempt to acquire property from a spouse such as pension plans or IRA’s and Social Security, once the divorce decree has been entered, if there is not a pending claim for equitable distribution. To prevent these instances from happening, contact our team at Schulz Stephenson Law.

Our team of lawyers at Schulz Stephenson Law cover a broad range of practice areas including family law, business law, and personal injury, representing clients who are looking to have their rights protected in the geographic areas of Morehead City, Newport, Beaufort, New Bern, and Bayboro. Schulz Stephenson Law provides legal representation that intensely examines each situation on a case-by-case basis, and dedicates its time and expertise to reach a resolution. Legal issues can be extremely personal and life changing, and Schulz Stephenson Law is invested in gaining client trust in order to reach a positive outcome.

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June 21, 2016 in Uncategorized