Omaha, NE asked in Divorce for Nebraska

Q: If one party is terminally ill, can an exception be made to divorce waiting period of 6 months before remarriage?

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Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
  • Omaha, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: I have never heard of any exception to being able to remarry within the 6 months period. I have never seen a case or statute that says that the 6 month period is waivable in Nebraska. If a person meets the jurisdictional requirements to go forward with a divorce in another state, you might be able to divorce and remarry quicker than would be available under Nebraska law.

It is also likely possible to have a religious marriage ceremony without being legally married. The Court or laws would not legally recognize the person as a spouse for things like inheritance and social security, etc. but the parties would have something to recognize their marriage.

Vanessa Jean Gorden agrees with this answer

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