If I married a man who was already married, is my marriage void?

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If I married a man who was already married, is my marriage void?

My so-called husband was married to someone else when he married me. We were married 7 years agobut they divorced 5 years ago. Am I still married? Isn’t this bigamy?

Asked on June 17, 2012 under Family Law, Oklahoma

Answers:

Brad Micklin / The Micklin Law Group

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, your marriage would be considered invalid and his actions may be considered bigamy  Which is a criminal offense. You would be a will to file for an annulment because there's no automatic process to dissolve the marriage you are currently in. An annulment eliminates or dissolves a marriage as if it never existed and one reason for that would be it the person who married was unable to be married due to a prior marriage.


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