High Point, NC asked in Divorce for North Carolina

Q: I've been separated for 3 years and recently got a divorce. Can I remarry right away?

How do I know if and when my divorce finalized? And how long must I wait to remarry? I know for a fact that he has plans on remarrying as well so there will be no appeal. We ended this marriage non contested, outside of court, and are on good terms.

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Melissa Averett
Melissa Averett
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: When you say you "got a divorce," did you go to court, or have an attorney go to court for you to have a judge sign a divorce order? You are divorced as soon as a Judge signs the order saying you are divorced and it's filed with the clerk. If the divorce has been done correctly, you can get married immediately.

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