Most states don't require a remarriage waiting period after getting a divorce, but some allow a judge to create one in certain cases. If you marry during this time, the new marriage would generally be voidable, meaning either party to the new marriage could ask to have the marriage declared invalid.
Some states require remarriage waiting periods during which both parties may appeal the divorce decree.
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The following are the remarriage waiting periods after divorce for each state. (Updated September, 2011)
Talk to an attorney and double check that 1) these laws apply to you, and 2) these requirements have not changed.
|Remarriage Waiting Period||Waiting Period after Final Decree|
|District of Columbia||No requirement|
|New Hampshire||No requirement|
|New Jersey||No requirement|
|New Mexico||No requirement|
|New York||No requirement|
|North Carolina||No requirement|
|North Dakota||No requirement|
|Rhode Island||No requirement|
|South Carolina||No requirement|
|South Dakota||No requirement|
|West Virginia||No requirement|
The remarriage waiting periods may vary depending on the circumstances of the divorce case and the above summary is not intended to serve as legal advice. Laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on remarriage waiting periods, speak to a local divorce lawyer in your state.