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The most surprising divorce law in 21 US states

INSIDER Logo By Melina Glusac of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 22: 
  Divorce laws vary in every state. 
  
  In some states, like Utah, separating from your spouse can be
  a quick affair. In others, like California, divorce can be drawn
  out for months.
  
  In Texas, many courts in the state won't finalize a divorce
  while a wife is pregnant.
  

  
  Divorce is a painful and costly process with 
  some divorces costing well into the hundreds of millions, so
  it's important to know your state's laws 
  to make it as quick and easy as possible.

  Some states are more accommodating than others. Utah's waiting
  period can be as short as 30 days (or can be waved altogether in
  some circumstances), whereas California has a six-month minimum.
  States like Wisconsin prohibit divorced spouses to remarry
  anywhere in the world for at least six months. 

  Keep scrolling to see some of America's most surprising divorce
  laws.

  • Divorce laws vary in every state.
  • In some states, like Utah, separating from your spouse can be a quick affair. In others, like California, divorce can be drawn out for months.
  • In Texas, many courts in the state won't finalize a divorce while a wife is pregnant.

Divorce is a painful and costly process with some divorces costing well into the hundreds of millions, so it's important to know your state's laws to make it as quick and easy as possible.

Some states are more accommodating than others. Utah's waiting period can be as short as 30 days (or can be waved altogether in some circumstances), whereas California has a six-month minimum. States like Wisconsin prohibit divorced spouses to remarry anywhere in the world for at least six months.

Keep scrolling to see some of America's most surprising divorce laws.

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