Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Proposal to Eliminate Remarriage Waiting Period

From Wisconsin State Journal:

Divorced people could remarry as soon as their divorce is finalized under a proposed bill in the state Legislature that would eliminate a six-month remarriage waiting period.

While supporters of the proposal say it’s not the state’s responsibility to say when someone is ready to marry, opponents say that they fear eliminating the waiting period could lead to more divorces because couples rush into new marriages.

Wisconsin is among six states that have a remarriage waiting period, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. It’s unclear why Wisconsin enacted the law in the first place.

Read more here.

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