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Florida Divorce Waiting Periods

Many state divorce laws set divorce waiting periods and remarriage waiting periods. The designated time periods may be before filing for divorce, after filing and after the final decree is entered. These waiting periods help ensure that reconciliation between the couple isn't possible and the divorce is legal before another marriage is recognized by the state.

Florida divorce law doesn't enforce a divorce waiting period before filing the divorce petition. As long as the Florida residency requirement is met, you can file for divorce when you are ready. Once the divorce petition is filed, Florida divorce law requires a 20 day waiting period, but the divorce court can enter a judgment of divorce earlier if it feels that would be better with the circumstances of the case. Either spouse can remarry anytime after the divorce decree is final; there isn't a remarriage waiting period in Florida.

A local Florida divorce lawyer can further explain state requirements during the Florida divorce process. Learn how Florida divorce laws may affect your divorce by connecting with a Florida divorce attorney near you. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out a Florida divorce case review to get help with your divorce today.

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The above synopsis of Florida 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 Florida divorce attorney in your area.

Florida divorce laws were last updated April 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.