When Can I Remarry after Divorce in NJ?

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When Can I Remarry after Divorce in NJ?

You may wonder when you are able to remarry after your divorce. In New Jersey, you are free to remarry at any point after your divorce is final. However, you must be certain your divorce is actually official and final. It is not final until the judgment of divorce is signed by the Judge. Even if you have reached an agreement, your attorneys have submitted a settlement, or you’ve had your trial, your divorce is not final and you are not free to marry again until you have that signed judgment. Any marriage that occurs before then is not legal and valid.

Deciding to remarry is an important decision. You’ve just been through a divorce, so you know how complicated and exhausting dissolving a marriage can be. Experts usually recommend taking some time after a divorce to adjust to your new situation. If you are dating someone you are serious about, you can live together at any time (even if your divorce is not final) and this may give you a sense of what it is like to create a life together.

If you have children, deciding to remarry can be fraught with pitfalls, so it is best if your new partner has time to get to know and develop a relationship with your children.

If you are planning to remarry, you should consider creating a prenuptial agreement, which will determine exactly how your assets and debts would be divided should you divorce your new spouse at some point in the future. A prenup can give you a sense of security and a chance to talk through your finances together.

Call DeTorres & DeGeorge for representation in your divorce or custody case in the Bridgewater and Warren areas of New Jersey. We also help clients create prenuptial agreements. Contact us today for an appointment.

About DeTorres and DeGeorge Family Law

DeTorres and DeGeorge Family Law is a New Jersey based family law firm that has been helping New Jersey residents achieve the best possible results in their divorce for nearly 30 years. The DeTorres and DeGeorge Family Law team is always ready to fight for their clients’ rights – determined to help New Jersey families overcome legal challenges from start to finish. Our legal team, with over 65 years of combined experience, provides expert guidance on all family law and divorce-related matters, including custody and parenting time, alimony and child support, equitable distribution of assets, premarital agreements, post-divorce issues, executive compensation distribution, divorces for business owners, and divorce mediation. The firm has been recognized for its dedication and expertise in the industry by multiple local and national organizations, including Super Lawyers, Law Firm 500, and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Rosanne DeTorres, Managing Partner, is one of 150 lawyers certified as a matrimonial law attorney.

Rosanne S. DeTorres
Ms. DeTorres is the managing partner and co-founder of DeTorres & DeGeorge Family Law. She is also only one of 150 attorneys in the State of NJ that is certified by the NJ Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. Ms. DeTorres graduated...
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