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Should I wait to marry after divorce?

On Behalf of | Jan 22, 2022 | Divorce

After your marriage goes sour, you may be anxious to move forward. Divorce is never easy. When bringing a new relationship into the mix, things can get even more complicated.

If the ink is not quite dry on your divorce papers, ask yourself a few questions before you head back to the altar.

Do I need to wait?

In the state of Texas, you must wait at least 30 days after the court finalizes your split to remarry. A few situations, like a medical issue or military deployment, could be exceptions to the rule. If you wish to marry within the 30-day window, you will need to take up any particular circumstances with a judge.

Will it affect my settlement?

Most divorce settlements involve some monetary component, like child support or alimony. A new spouse could add a second income or any other assets they bring to the table. If getting married changes your financial situation, it could change the terms of your agreement.

How will it affect the kids?

Though you may be ready for a new relationship, your kids may not feel the same way. Your children may have difficulty adjusting to the family’s new arrangement. Have an honest conversation with them before jumping into a new marriage. If your children harbor negative feelings towards your new partner, it could result in custody changes down the road.

Marriage after a breakup requires thought and preparation. When you ask the right questions, you may find you are ready to find love again.