In Arkansas, there is no limit to the number of times an individual can divorce and remarry. However, the state does have certain requirements and restrictions that must be followed in order for a divorce to be granted.
We often have people come in to ask if there is a limit on the number of times they can marry. We also have people that we have helped get divorced from the same person four or five times. Each time they will get divorced because they can’t stop fighting. They stay separated for a while and then slowly start getting back together again.
Everything will be going great so why not get married, right? After a while they start to fight again and they’re back in the same spot they started, and they end up getting divorced again. There may be no limit on how many times they can try to make it work, but I always tell them if the relationship is working better when you aren’t married then why do you keep getting remarried.
Remarrying in Arkansas
We also have people call us because they are in a long-term relationship and really want to get married, but they don’t think they can due to previous failed marriages. Many times, they went through several marriages and divorces while they were younger and think they can’t get married again.
Fortunately, this isn’t true, and they are free to get married again if they want. Sometimes they are happy that we’ve solved a problem and other times they are upset we’ve taken away their last excuse.
Arkansas’s Divorce Process
To file for divorce in Arkansas, as in most states, there are certain requirements that must be met in order to obtain a divorce. For example, individuals must typically be residents of the state for a certain period of time before they can file for divorce.
In addition, Arkansas law says it is an “at fault” divorce state, which means that a spouse does have to prove that the other spouse did something wrong, such as “general indignities,” in order to obtain a divorce. There are also residency requirements, and the divorce must also be filed in the county where either spouse resides.
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If the spouses are able to come to an agreement on all the issues related to their divorce, including child custody and the child support obligation, personal property division, and alimony, they can file for an uncontested divorce. This type of divorce is typically faster and less expensive than a contested divorce.
If the spouses are unable to reach an agreement, they will need to go through the process of a contested divorce. This involves a trial, during which a judge will make decisions on the disputed issues based on Arkansas divorce laws.
Will Remarrying Affect Spousal Support?
Once a divorce is granted, either spouse is free to remarry. However, it is important to note that certain financial circumstances, such as alimony (also called spousal support) and property division, are not necessarily resolved permanently by the divorce.
If circumstances change, either spouse may be able to seek a modification of the divorce decree in order to address these issues. This can also result in child custody modification and in specific circumstances, child support modification as well.
Overall, in Arkansas, there is no limit to the number of times an individual can divorce and remarry. However, the divorce process can be complex and involve many factors, so it is important for individuals to understand their rights and responsibilities in order to ensure that their interests are protected before they remarry.
It may be helpful for individuals to consult with an experienced family law attorney for assistance with the divorce process.