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Massachusetts Divorce Waiting Periods

During divorce, states may have divorce waiting periods before and after a couple files for divorce to determine whether reconciliation is possible. In Massachusetts, there isn't a waiting period before filing for divorce. As long as the couple meets the Massachusetts residency requirement, it's possible to file for divorce at any time. The Massachusetts waiting period after filing for divorce is 90 days after the divorce order is entered in the divorce court before the divorce becomes final.

Some states require either or both spouses recognize a remarriage waiting period after the divorce is finalized. In Massachusetts, neither spouse is required to wait before remarrying, as long as the divorce is final.

Work with a local Massachusetts divorce lawyer to understand the divorce process and make sure you meet state requirements throughout your divorce. Connect today by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Massachusetts divorce case review form.

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

Massachusetts 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.