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Bigamy takes place when a person weds a person while they are married to another. Generally, when a person commits bigamy, the other parties involved have no knowledge of the act. In the event that one spouse agrees to a bigamist arrangement, the act itself is still a crime and will automatically void the second marriage. Take a look at the questions below regarding bigamy that have been answered by Experts.

What are the statue of limitations for bigamy in NC?

Most all cases of bigamy occur by accident. Usually, these cases never reach prosecution and many attorneys will tell the person not to worry.

As for the statute of limitations on bigamy in North Carolina, there is none. So, while it is possible for someone to sue you for bigamy, the chances are generally slight. While people due file charges, the likelihood that prosecutors would seek prosecution is very slim. The courts generally go after the people who deliberately commit bigamy, not people who make mistakes such as yourself.

My husband was charged with bigamy. Which state would my husband file for the divorce of the first wife?

All US states require that a person must live in that state for no less than 6 months before being eligible to file for divorce in that state. Assuming that the first wife has lived in Tennessee for at least 6 months and your husband has lived in Florida for at least 6 months, either one can file for divorce in the state that they now live in. If both parties have not lived in Virginia for 6 months or longer, Virginia would no longer have any jurisdiction over the divorce.

I've committed accidental bigamy in North Carolina. My divorce was not official until two months following my second marriage. I need to know if I will be facing any serious legal punishment for this. Also, do I need to remarry my second husband in order to make it legal? Will there be a double record of that marriage, if so?

Bigamy is a felony crime in North Carolina. However, for the bigamy to be prosecuted, it would have to be a willful commitment to a marriage to another person while still being legally married to another. You were simply unaware that your first marriage was not finalized when you wed your second husband.

As far as re-marriage to your second husband, yes you will have to remarry. Your first marriage was not valid due to the fact that your first marriage was not ended legally. It will have to be determined by the court clerk's office as to keeping a record of the voided record.

I married a woman 20 years ago. We were wed before my divorce from my first wife was final. She has now approached the Sun newspaper claiming I committed bigamy. We have been separated for fifteen years. What is my legal position?

Technically, if you married someone while the first marriage was still valid, you have committed bigamy. While she is correct about the fact that you committed bigamy, it isn't clear as to why she would wait all these years to bring it out in such a public forum. While bigamy is illegal and can be prosecuted, prosecution isn't an automatic outcome. Your first step would be to consult with a specialized solicitor who can offer a possible solution to your current situation.

How can I file charges against my husband of bigamy when he stole all my proof? I only have the name of the woman, his name and social security number.

In order to have bigamy charges brought against your husband, you will have to go to the District Attorney's office. You will have to have proof that your husband is married to both you and the other woman. The District Attorney can look through the county marriage records to validate your claim of bigamy. You need to know that bigamy is not often prosecuted even though it is a crime.

Bigamy is the act of being married to one person and marrying another. This is a crime but is rarely prosecuted. To learn more about bigamy and the legal ramifications of committing bigamy, you should ask an Expert who can offer you legal insight.

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