Waiting period after a divorce and before remarriage

Question:mens divorce lawyer

In Wisconsin, you have to wait six months after your divorce has been finalized before you can remarry.

But can I legally get married within the six-month waiting period if we move out of Wisconsin and become a resident of another state and get married in that state?


On the date of your divorce judgment in Wisconsin, you will be told by the judge or you will execute a document indicating that you have been provided knowledge that you may not remarry anywhere in the world within six months of that date and any marriage contracted by you in that period will be null and void.

Even if you move out of Wisconsin and become a resident in another state, your marriage will be considered void if you remarry within six months.

If you later return to Wisconsin and for some reason request that Wisconsin recognize your marriage, you will be unsuccessful.

Cordell & Cordell has men’s divorce lawyers located nationwide.


Trisha B. Festerling is an Associate Attorney in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin office of Cordell & Cordell where she practices family law exclusively. Ms. Festerling’s practice is focused on men’s divorce, child support, child custody, paternity and modification. She is licensed in the state of Wisconsin. Ms. Festerling received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a focus on Political Science, Magna cum Laude, from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She received her Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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6 comments on “Waiting period after a divorce and before remarriage

    In Wisconsin is it 6 months or a number of days. Example if divorce is finalized Jan 10th could I remarry July 9th?

    My ex got divorced in jan 17 2017 but he married me on jan 21 2017 .he got divorced in NY but we got married in Vegas is this legal I just found out we are no longer together since April. Can someone assist me in this matter.

    I am trying to figure out how long My fiancé and I have to wait before we can get married. He just finalized his divorce but it was all done in Florida because his ex wife now has been a resident in Florida. I am wanting to know how long do we have to wait before we can get married in Virginia knowing that his ex wife lives in Florida and he lives in Virginia. The divorce happened under Florida though.

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