Legal Question in Family Law in California

If you get married and find out your wife was still married in another country is my marriage still legal here

Asked on 3/03/12, 6:49 am

3 Answers from Attorneys

Arlene Kock Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock APLC

If she did not divorce her prior husband, your marriage is invalid.

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Answered on 3/03/12, 8:08 am

Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

If the marriage is valid under the laws of the other country and she has not divorced, annulled or otherwise terminated that marriage under the laws of that country or the US, you have a bigamous marriage that was void from the beginning.

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Answered on 3/03/12, 8:53 am

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