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I am getting a divorce in Alabama. Can I go to another state like Tennessee and remarry before the 60 day waiting period is up?

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Alabama has a 60 day waiting period before you can remarry after a divorce is final. I want to go to Tennessee to remarry before the 60 days is up. Will this be legal?

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As your question is directed at states other than Alabama, I can tell North Carolina has no waiting period in order to re-marry after a divorce.

On the other hand, it makes sense to wait as a divorce judgment can be appealed or attacked in most states after its entered. Unless you have a very good reason, the safe bet would be to play by the rules in your state.

You most certainly should consult with an attorney before acting as well.

Good luck

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No, you must wait until at least the status of you and your spouse have been restored to the status of single persons. Good luck with your anticipated new marriage and I hope that it works out for a life of happiness.

Best of luck and I hope this information was a HELPFUL ANSWER if not the BEST ANSWER.

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