I got divorced a little over a month ago. How long do I have to wait before I can remarry?
I am not licensed to practice in your state and cannot provide you legal advice. However, I can give general tips regarding your situation based on the jurisdiction where I practice.
The answer to your question depends upon the laws in the state where your divorce was granted. Many states have statutory waiting periods that prevent a recently divorced person from remarrying within a certain number of days of the divorce being finalized.
For example, in Oklahoma where I am licensed to practice, a party to a divorce cannot remarry a person other than his or her spouse within six months of the date the divorce was entered. The purpose of this rule to provide a period of reconciliation for couples who have recently divorced.
If a person marries someone other than a former spouse within this six-month time frame, the marriage will be considered voidable and that person will have committed felony bigamy, which is punishable by 1-3 years in prison.
That said, it is important to know the laws of your state as many states do not require a waiting period to remarry. Accordingly, I recommend you speak with a licensed attorney in your state in order to discuss your rights and options.