After more than a century, Wisconsin residents who end their marriage might soon be able to marry again once their divorce is finalized. Legislation pending in the Wisconsin State Legislature would eliminate the six-month waiting period that divorced spouses must complete before getting married again. Since 1911, the state has imposed this type of delay, which has been set at six months since 1977.
Currently, only five states besides Wisconsin have a waiting period law and bipartisan support exists to end it here for reasons including:
Others are in favor of keeping the waiting period as it is or revising it so that it only covers couples with minor children. If you have a question regarding the status of the remarriage waiting period or any other concern relating to divorce or family law, it is best to find an experienced Wisconsin attorney.
Q: What is a divorce?
A: A divorce is the legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when filing the divorce papers with the court. The reasons given when filing are referred to as the grounds for divorce.Read More ›