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Alabama Divorce Waiting Periods


Most states have divorce waiting periods before or after filing for divorce to make sure that reconciliation between the spouses isn't possible. Some states may also set a remarriage waiting period that spouses must follow after the divorce is finalized and before remarrying.

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Under Alabama divorce laws there isn't a divorce waiting period before filing for divorce. As long as the couple meets the Alabama residency requirement, then filing for divorce can happen at any time.

The parties must wait 30 days after filing the divorce petition before the Alabama divorce court will issue a final order of divorce.

Once a judgment for divorce has been entered, the divorce court has the option of entering an order for each spouse to wait 60 days before remarrying.

If an appeal is made withing the 60 days, the parties are only allowed to remarry each other during the pending appeal.

< p>A local Alabama divorce lawyer can further explain how divorce waiting periods and other state requirements can affect the length and cost of the divorce process.


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The above synopsis of Alabama divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Alabama divorce attorney in your area.

Alabama divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.