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Can I get remarried as soon as I get divorced?

Posted by Joanne P. Monagan, Esq. | Mar 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Getting divorced in New York is a complicated process but can you remarry as soon as you get divorced? The answer is yes. You can get remarried as soon as you get divorced, assuming that all of your divorce proceedings have been finalized. There is no waiting period, and you can remarry as long as your divorce has been finalized in the form of a signed Final Decree of Divorce.

This may be good news for those eager to start over but it's important to remember that remarriage isn't always a guarantee of happiness. Before making any decisions, take some time to reflect on what you want out of life and whether or not remarriage is really what you need right now.

Here are some tips for anyone looking to remarry soon after divorce:

Get your facts right

Your divorce may have a decree that could affect remarriage. If your partner is also divorced, it's worth seeking legal help to sort out those barriers before you get married. Additionally, there will be custody issues to contend with if you have children, not to mention child support and alimony.

Talk to a therapist

Engaging a therapist can give you insight into why the first marriage failed. Your second go around stands a better chance if you go in well-equipped.

Consider the children

If you have kids, you might want to take your time because, at this juncture, they will probably still be reeling from the effects of the divorce. Children usually secretly harbor the hope that their parents will reconcile. You create an emotional rollercoaster for them if you introduce a new spouse too soon, and it ends up not working out.

Have the money talk

Being right on the heels of a divorce, all the ways things can go wrong is fresh in your mind. Get on the same page regarding finances and even consider getting a prenup. You've shed the rose-colored glasses at this point and can look at it realistically.

Getting divorced in New York is a complicated process, but if you're eager to start over, know that you can remarry as soon as your divorce proceedings are finalized. Before taking the plunge into another marriage, it is important to remember that there are some legal hoops you will need to jump through. Make sure you get your facts straight and get everything in order so that your new marriage starts off on the right foot.

About the Author

Joanne P. Monagan, Esq.

Managing Attorney


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