Changes in the law that became effective in 1999 did away with waiting periods. In the past, except in unusual cases, no divorce would be granted until at least 90 days after the date responding party was served. Now, if both parties agree to a settlement and are willing to sign a stipulated judgment, the 90-day waiting period may be waived. Likewise, it used to take another 30 days after the judge signed a judgment of dissolution before the marriage was legally dissolved. Now, the divorce is final at the moment the judge signs the judgment.

A divorcing spouse may remarry as soon as the divorce becomes final.