When you file a divorce, in most states you have to wait a certain period of time before you are allowed to finalize or finish the divorce.  This is called a divorce waiting period or cooling off period.  The longest wait is 365 days and the shortest wait is 0 days.  The below table shows the range of divorce waiting periods in the various different states.

divorce waiting periods all 50 states

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STATE

DIVORCE WAITING PERIOD

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Alabama

30 days

Alaska

No divorce waiting period

Arizona

60 days


Arkansas

30 days

California

180 days

Colorado

90 days

Connecticut

30 days

Delaware

180 days

District of Columbia

30 days

Florida

20 days

Georgia

30 days 

Hawaii
None 

Idaho

21 days

Illinois

None

Indiana

60 days

Iowa

90 days

Kansas

60 days

Kentucky

60 days

Louisiana

180 days

Maine

No divorce waiting period

Maryland

365 days

Massachusetts

90 days

Michigan

60 days

Minnesota

No divorce waiting period

Mississippi
60 days
Missouri

30 days

Montana

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Nebraska

60 days
Nevada
365 days

New Hampshire

30 days

New Jersey

None

New Mexico

30 days

New York

None

North Carolina

30 days

North Dakota

No waiting period for divorce

Ohio
None
Oklahoma

10 days

Oregon

None

Pennsylvania
90 days
Rhode Island
90 days

South Carolina

90 days

South Dakota 

60 days

Tennessee

60 days
Texas
60 days

Utah

90 days

Vermont

90 days

Virginia

None

Washington

90 days

West Virginia 

None
Wisconsin

120 days

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Wyoming

None