Chicago, IL asked in Divorce and Family Law for Wisconsin

Q: Will my marriage be void if I remarry out of state?

I am currently getting my divorce finalized for the state of Texas. I spoke with a Texas attorney and was told I would have to wait 30 days to get remarried. I am fine with that. When I looked online for a Wisconsin marriage license, I saw that I would have to wait 6 months before I could get remarried. If I were to get remarried in Illinois after the Texas waiting period, would my marriage be void in Wisconsin? Wisconsin is the state I currently reside in with my partner.

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Jane E. Probst
Jane E. Probst
  • Brookfield, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: If you are divorced in the State of Texas, the law of that State will apply. That would mean that the waiting period to remarry would be controlled by the laws of that State, not Wisconsin.

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