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I am a bit confused.I am christian and seperated.Reconnected

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Hi and i am a bit confused.I am christian and seperated.Reconnected with my childhood sweetheart but she is muslim and can i marry her if converted to Islam prior to getting divorced legally as i know Bigamy is a crime in NZ.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 2 months ago.

Once you have been separated for more than 2 years you can get the marriage dissolved easily. You can convert to Islam any time you like of course, The religion doesnt have any legal status

Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 2 months ago.

But you cant marry until the previous marriage is dissolved as you are correct, that this would be bigamy. It doesnt matter if you married overseas, as if you live here you can get the marriage dissolved

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