If our divorce wasn’t final, could my husban have a wedding ceremony performed with a clergy and still be legally remarried?

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If our divorce wasn’t final, could my husban have a wedding ceremony performed with a clergy and still be legally remarried?

My husband had a huge wedding at the hall on Saturday. I got a call from an attorney on today asking me to come sign divorce papers.

Asked on February 27, 2017 under Family Law, Louisiana

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Your husband could have had a marriage ceremony but it would not have been legally binding. The fact is that you cannot enter into a new marriage until your previous one has been ended legally (i.e. either by death, divorce or annullment). Accordingly, your husband's second "marriage" is null and void; it is as if it never happened in the eyes of the law. 


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