How long do you need to wait to remarry after a divorce?

Under the Texas Family Code, there is a 30-day waiting period before you can remarry to a third party.  The reason for the waiting period is that there is a 30-day window to appeal after the divorce has become final.

The Family Code does allow the court to waive the 30-day waiting period for “good cause.”  This must be done in the divorce process.  The court must either include findings in the record on the issue or make findings of fact and conclusions of law.

When contemplating the timeline for remarriage, it is also important to remember that there is a 60-day waiting period between when you file for divorce and when a court can grant a divorce.  Therefore, you are looking at a little over 90 days before you can remarry after you file for divorce if everything is done at the earliest possible time.

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