and I were in divorce proceedings and she had moved out of state to be with
another man. I just found out she
married the other man out of state before our divorce was finalized, what type
of implications will this have?
There are specific laws for
each state governing the remarriage of an individual once the divorce decree
has been issued. In some states, both
parties must be given time to appeal the divorce decree before you can
remarry. In the few states that do set a
time limit, the period is not very long but you need to check the laws for your
To find out if your state has
such a waiting period, contact the clerk of the circuit court in the county and
state where the divorce was granted.
This waiting period applies even if an individual plans to remarry in
another state. In most states, your
divorce isn’t final until the judge signs the order.
spouse remarried before your final divorce decree was signed by the judge and
entered into the court record, then her remarriage, regardless of the state she
now resides in, is not legal under United States law. A marriage is considered void if one or both
spouses were not unmarried at the time of marriage.