Although many states do not require a divorced person to wait before remarrying, the State of Texas does. There is a thirty day waiting period. During this time, either party to the divorce can appeal the divorce decree and the divorce will be “reopened”.
In short, under Texas law in most situations it is best to hold off until at least day 31 to remarry, even if you and your spouse have lived apart for quite awhile. If you feel that you can’t do that, consider getting a judge to waive the 30 days. To calculate 30 days from a specific time, use an online date calculator.
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