What will happen if my husband was married to someone else when we were married?

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What will happen if my husband was married to someone else when we were married?

Asked on July 19, 2015 under Family Law, Delaware

Answers:

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

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

There is a law against being married to 2 different people at the same time; it is called bigamy. If a person is still legallt married to their previous spouse when they enter into a subsequent marriage, that latter marriage is considered null and void. In other words, you and your "husband"are not married. Your marriage license was not valid since of one of the requirement in obtaining valid one was iwhether one or both parties is disqualified from entering into the marriage contract. And your husband could not enter into a valid contract with you since he was still legally married to someone else.

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