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Remarriage and engagement after divorce

On Behalf of | Jul 5, 2016 | Same-Sex Couples & Divorce |

Divorce happens for an abundance of reasons, and it is no different for same-sex couples. That being said, some couples get a divorce because they have found someone else they would rather spend the rest of their life with. When this happens, the filing spouse may be champing at the bit to get their marriage over and get remarried to their newfound love. Fortunately, here in Texas, the waiting period after divorce is not nearly as long as it is in some states. In fact, the newly divorced only have to wait 30 days before saying I do again.

Texas law requires a 60 day waiting period between the time you file and when your divorce can be finalized. It is important the keep in mind that this waiting period reflects the fastest route from marriage to divorce. That is to say, if there are no contested issues, and nothing comes up, the fastest divorce is at least 60 days long. If you tack on the required 30 days post-divorce waiting period, you have three months to wait before trying again.

Although there is a waiting period for remarriage, there is no waiting period for engagement. It may be worth noting, however, that if you are looking for the quickest route from marriage to divorce, getting engaged before it’s final may not be the right path to take. This is not saying it can’t be done. However, your soon-to-be ex-spouse may not be too keen on the idea of having a third-party included in the dissolution of their marriage.

If you are looking for the fastest divorce possible, getting engaged or making plans to remarry might not be a good idea. It also may be worth your time to work with an experienced divorce attorney. With their help, you may be better able to stay on task, which may also help you reach the end of your marriage faster.