What is the Divorce Nisi Period?

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What is a divorce nisi?
According to the divorce nisi is the time between when a judge grants your divorce and when the divorce becomes final. For a type 1A or no fault divorce the standard period of time is 120 days. For the less common type 1B divorce, also known as a fault divorce, the standard nisi period is 90 days after the hearing. Our team of family lawyers located in Westborough and Hanover, Massachusetts deals with difficult divorces every day.

Can I get remarried during the nisi period?
No. In Massachusetts, you are still legally married until the nisi period has ended. This means that you cannot remarry during the nisi period of your divorce. After the nisi period has ended, assuming that all necessary paperwork has been filled and requirements have been met, you will be free to marry again but until that date, you are considered married in the eyes of the law.

If you're getting divorced in Massachusetts, you'll need a trusted team of family lawyers on your side to help you through it. Here at O'Connor Family Law, we fight for your rights and provide you with the compassionate care that you deserve because we've been there before. Our team members have seen the difficulties that arise with divorce first-hand. When you call O'Connor Family Law, you'll know that you're in good hands with people who care about more than just numbers on a page. That's because here, you're family. Give us a call today at (774) 315-4220 or fill out the form here to learn more about the divorce process in Massachusetts.