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My wife was first married in Arizona, then in New Hampshire,

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My wife was first married in Arizona, then in New Hampshire, to the same man. Both with marriage licenses. They divorced in New Hampshire. Is her divorce valid?
Hello friend. My name is XXXXX XXXXX welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice, and, (2) there may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies.

I am sorry for your situation. The answer is yes, her divorce is valid and she would be seen as "divorced" from her first husband.

Two individuals can only be married "once." Once they are married, then any further marriage is seen as purely 'ceremonial' in law. (This is why some couples literally get married again for their 30 years, for example).

As such, regardless of how many times they officially married, only one divorce is needed for the marriage to be dissolved. Ergo, her divorce in NH rendered her divorced from that individual.

I hope this helps and clarifies. Best of luck.

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