Legal Question in Family Law in Minnesota

getting engaged while still married

If you are in the process of getting a divorce and have been seeing someone else(reason for the divorce) can you get engaged before the divorce is final or is that considered bigamy as you are still married? PLEASE RESPOND ASAP

Asked on 10/06/04, 10:08 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Tom James Law Office of Tom James

Re: getting engaged while still married

It isn't bigamy to get engaged. It would become bigamy only if you actually attempted to fulfill the engagement (i.e., if you get a marriage license, have a wedding ceremony, etc. while you're still married to someone else.)

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Answered on 10/06/04, 11:18 am

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