if a couple divorce in one state and remarry years later in another state, are the years spent together in the initial marriage counted if the couple should divorce again?
3 Answers from Attorneys
Years are not "counted" in a divorce.
Count for what?
If you are trying to complete a form, it should be spelled out that you were married x years the first time, divorced, and remarried for y years the second time.
In terms of alimony, the number of years you are married are relevant to determine dependency, but the years for a prior marriage to the same person probably will not count, and the main factor is need and ability to pay rather than years of marriage.