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fraudulent marriage, Nevada

Is there a statute of limitations on prosecuting fraudulent marriage in state of Nevada?

Asked on 4/25/08, 12:32 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Jim Herbe Black & Lobello

Re: fraudulent marriage, Nevada

Thank you for your inquiry.

Your ability to annul a marriage based on fraud within Nevada will depend on the grounds of which the marriage was obtained. For example, if the person you married did so under a false identity or was already married, your marriage is automatically void.

If the fraud allegations stem from representations of assets, property, etc.; you probably are dealing more with a divorce action.

I would need more information from you to better advise you of your situation. Contact my office if you'd like to schedule a free phone or in-person consultation.


Jim Herbe, Esq.


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Answered on 4/25/08, 12:47 pm
Joseph Scalia Joseph A. Scalia & Associates

Re: fraudulent marriage, Nevada

It depends on what what you mean by "fraudulent" Generally, a marriage entered into because of fraud is subject to an annulment. Basically, you would file a petition for annulment and allege the fraud. This is a civil action filed in family court.

As far as prosecuting someone for it,( ie filing criminal charges) - not likely. Even for a bigamy case, the DA and police are way too busy to get involved with a Jerry Springer marriage, unless it involves a loss of substantial assets, elder abuse or other crime in which the marriage was merely a subterfuge

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Answered on 4/25/08, 1:51 pm

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