Question #108: I was wondering how long you have to wait to get married after a divorce in NY state? My boyfriend is in the middle of his divorce. We want to get married as soon as possible. He and his X have been separated since 2000, We met in 2002.

The length of time one has to wait depends on the grounds
that one used in order to get the divorce. If one used a written separation agreement as the grounds for the divorce, one would have to wait a year after filing the separation agreement with the county court. If one used cruel and inhuman treatment, for example , one could file for divorce and receive it immediately.

Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solution