Ask SingleDad: How Quick Can I Divorce and Re-Marry?

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Family Law Advice for the Divorced Dad on SingleDad. How Soon can a Man divorce and re-marry? Or better yet, whats the rush?

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How Quick
Can I Get A Divorce?

Question: I recently
filed for divorce, and now I have a fiancé who is pregnant with my child.

We’d like to
be married before the baby is born, so is there a quick way to
finalize a
divorce
?

Answer from Cordell
& Cordell divorce lawyer
Erica Christian:

Many states
have a statutory waiting period, which requires the parties to wait a certain
amount of time after filing for divorce before the divorce can be
finalized.

For example,
where I practice, the state has a 120-day
waiting
period

after the Respondent was served. This does not mean that the parties get
divorced on the 121
st day,
though.

Even if the
parties have an agreement, the court’s calendar dictates when the parties can
be divorced. This could mean the parties would have to wait weeks to get a
divorce hearing because the court has so many cases.

In addition
to a statutory waiting period for divorce, some states have a statutory waiting
period post-divorce where the parties cannot marry another person. For
example, in Wisconsin, neither party can marry another person, in Wisconsin or
anywhere else in the world, for 6 months after the final divorce date. If
either party marries another person during that time, the marriage is void in
Wisconsin.

Because
these statutes are state specific, you need to contact a domestic litigation
attorney in your state right away.
Cordell & Cordell is the nation’s largest men’s divorce law
firm with offices in 24 states.

Richard JaramilloRichard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com,
a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children.
RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents
“Make Life Happen…Again!”

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Richard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com, a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children. RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents “Make Life Happen…Again!”