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Waiting Period

Dissolution of marriage Waiting Period

Now that you’ve gone through the dissolution of marriage proceedings and handled all the emotional upheaval, you are probably ready for it all to be over, but unfortunately, there’s still the waiting period. Waiting for a dissolution of marriage to be finalized is almost as draining on the nerves as the process itself. Although, you want it to be over, regrettably, a dissolution of marriage does not become final until a mandatory waiting period has passed. Waiting periods vary from state to state but in the State of Texas, there is currently a 60-day waiting period after the initial dissolution of marriage petition has been filed. Some state laws can go as high as up to a year or more if some of the issues have not been resolved. Contact us today and find out about the waiting period in your area.

Waiting Period Effects on Children

In some states, there is consideration of extending dissolution of marriage waiting periods particularly for those individuals with children. Obviously, when a couple is immersed in dissolution of marriage proceedings, they don’t always take into account the impact on the children, which is why it’s so important to speak with an impartial legal expert. Far too often dissolution of marriages are granted before child custody, visitation and child support issues are resolved and we will always steer you in the right direction.

The dissolution of marriage Waiting Period in Your State

Because the length of time for the dissolution of marriage to be final is different in every state, the length of time it will take for your divorce to become final depends on where you live. And since changes often occur in the legal arena, it is important to be check with a San Antonio Divorce Attorney to gain insight into any changes in your state regarding dissolution of marriage-waiting periods, particularly because changes could potentially affect the process. Before taking any action even filing your own dissolution of marriage, it’s best to get answers from a skilled legal mind.

Dissolution of marriage Rulings By a Judge

A judge, not an attorney can make a final ruling on the dissolution of marriage prior to the dates mentioned and the order can be effective immediately, however, the marriage is not dissolved, and spouses may not remarry until the judge rules. Finally, during the periods between the judge’s order and the expiration of the 60-day waiting period, any action taken by either party during this period is a separate act, and will not be considered community property.