Can I remarry before my divorce is final?

In Maryland, you can only remarry once your divorce is finalized. That means meeting the required conditions and signing a final judgment.

Sometimes, the divorce process can be stressful or difficult for those involved. Coover Law Firm, LLC knows this better than most.  If you need assistance during the divorce process, speaking with a Howard County divorce lawyer can benefit you. Let us be your support system and knowledgeable resource throughout.

can I remarry before my divorce is final

Maryland divorce laws

With its new divorce laws in place, Maryland has eliminated the concept of a limited divorce. Additionally, the grounds for going through the divorce process have also changed. Here is what you should know if you are filing for divorce or are asking, “Can you remarry before your divorce is final?”

1. A six-month separation is required

If the parties have been separated for six months, a divorce can be filed. Previously, this law required 12 months for separation, but it has now been reduced to six. This will be valid even if the two parties were under the same roof but lived separate lives.

2. Irreconcilable differences

This reason for divorce was added with the new laws and is defined as the differences based on the reasons stated by one party for the termination of the marriage. Examples of irreconcilable differences include the following:

  • Disagreeing on how to raise children
  • Personality conflicts
  • Disagreements related to finances, careers, and relocation

3. Mutual consent

The marriage will be easily dissolved if both parties agree to a separation. However, this mutual consent includes having the same views on the estate, alimony, monetary awards, and the distribution of assets.

For help with these new laws or to have any questions answered about your divorce in Maryland, attorney Fred “Chip” Coover is the person to call. With over 38 years of experience in this area of law, you can rest assured you will get exceptional legal guidance when seeking legal services for your divorce.

Length of the divorce process

The average length of the divorce process will depend on what your situation looks like. Multiple factors can affect the time frame of your divorce. The process can be started as soon as both parties are ready and finished as soon as both parties agree on the terms discussed. Remember that a mandatory 6-month waiting separation period will be part of the process.

Remarriage waiting periods

If you have found yourself in a situation where you are already married and hoping to get remarried, you will likely wonder about your options before your divorce is final. The short answer is you can only remarry once your divorce is finalized. However, once it is, you can remarry as soon as you would like.

Ultimately, if the above conditions are met, and a Judge signs your judgment of absolute divorce, you can remarry on the same day.

Do not settle for anything less than exceptional support

With these extensive State laws, having the right person by your side from start to finish is helpful. At Coover Law Firm, LLC, you will be cared for and well-represented to meet your needs. If you want to remarry, having your divorce finalized and carried out correctly is vital.

For any questions about the process, call us at (410) 553-5042 or through our online form. No matter the circumstances or where you are in the process, we are committed to helping you reach a better tomorrow.