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My first husband was still married to another woman when he

My first husband was still married to another woman when he married me - in thesame county. I left when I found that he was still married to someone else. He isstill with her. Was I legally married to him? Do I need a divorce? An annulment?Eventually I married someone else. Where do I stand?

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Both my wife and I are Croatians, we lived in US

Both my wife and I are Croatians, we lived in US for over 30 years, but we got married in Croatia.Can I file devoice in Croatia instead of US?If I file devoice in Croatia, can my wife request to do the trial here in US?

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Me and my girlfriend split up. She is staying in my house

Me and my girlfriend split up. She is staying in my house that is in my name. She changed the locks and won't let me see my daughter. What do need to do? We were together for nearly 8 years and are from California. Is there a common law marriage law in California?

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My son (USA citizen) is going to get married in 10 days. s

HiMy son (USA citizen) is going to get married in 10 days. His fiancé's is coming from India to USA this weekend with a fiancée (K1 visa). They are supposed to get married in within 90 days of her arrival to USA with K1 visa.We live in Virginia and we are planning a religious (Hindu) wedding in a temple in New Jersey on 12th March.We inquired at county court office for marriage registrations in Virginia and explained them that we are planning the religious wedding in New Jersey and asked them how to register the marriage so that she can submit the marriage certificate for her green card process. The clerk suggested that they can file an application in Virginia for civil marriage and get it officiated through the approved pastors (we got the list of pastors from her) to receive a marriage certificate. She suggested that religious and civil marriages can be treated as 2 independent events and many people do that way. She also told us that they can get Virginia marriage certificate only for marriages officiated in Virginia. So the religious marriage performed in NJ can't be registered in Virginia.So our plan is to get the religious wedding performed on March 12th in New Jersey and apply and get the civil marriage license in Virginia (in the county court where we live) the following week. We can use only the civil marriage certificate (and the date of wedding) for filing the green card for her.Our questions are:Is it OK to have 2 different dates for marriage (one for civil and the other for religious)? And is it OK to perform these 2 events in different states? I heard that it is quite common. But we are not very much familiar with marriage law in USA. Will this pose any issue in applying for the green card? For all official purposes, we can use civil marriage certificate. Are we required to mention both the dates in any application process for green card?If we have to perform the marriage in Somerset County in NJ and register there itself, what do we need to do (since we are not residents of NJ)? Is it a good idea?Is it a good idea to keep both the dates same or it does not matter?Since we have very limited time to act, we want to make sure of our plan (perform religious wedding on 12th March in New Jersey and apply, perform and obtain civil certificate in Virginia the following week) is right and will have no complications for paperwork in future.Appreciate your help.

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Is an opposites sex marriage performed legally in a foreign

Is an opposites sex marriage performed legally in a foreign country recognized in the United States if the female is sixteen years of age? A marriage in Scotland is legal at sixteen for both parties without any parental consent. Will this marriage be legal in an American state that requires both parties be at least eighteen years of age?

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I am the father of my 4 year old boy and do not have a

Hi. I am the father of my 4 year old boy and do not have a doubt he is mine. My ex and I have been living apart for over a year. At the age of 2 she had an affair with a co worker that has lasted to this day. I recently found out she was married when my child was born and she lied on the birth certificate and the voluntary paternity test. We were not married. Also the marriage she was in was a sham for 25,000 dollars to get someone into the country. She married him just months before the child was born and the ex husband now got his citizenship. I read her Divorce Decree and she stated she did not know who fathered the child but it was not her "so called" husband. She told me she was taking her mom to the doctor for all of her divorce hearings. What will happen in court when I establish myself because The State of Wisconsin has a presumption of Marriage law. I am inferriated with her and she would not allow me to meet the man she is currently living with and constantly lying to my family and her mother that she was in no such affair. Can she be prosecuted legally? I paid for everything until Feb of 2014 when we moved out. How can I make sure she is held responsible for her actions?

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I own a home in California. The down payment was a "gift" of

I own a home in California. The down payment was a "gift" of funds to me from my soon to be ex-wife's parents. I pay the mortgage and all the bills the title and loan are in my name only and my ex-wife signed a transfer deed already giving up interest in the property upon closing the loan. Is she entitled to half the value of the property? We were married 8 years she has been having an affair for 1 year and still resides in the residence with me and my daughter.

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My wife and I are citizens of India. We had our religious marriage

My wife and I are citizens of India. We had our religious marriage ceremony in India in June 2014; however, we weren't able to legally register at that time. We recently (in June 2015) got out legally married in California.1. Would it be possible (and is it legal) for us to also register our marriage in India with June 2014 as the date?2. If not June 2014, then can I use my US marriage certificate with June 2015 date to get a marriage certificate from India with the same date?3. Is it illegal for us to have two marriage certificates from two different countries with different dates?

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If someone was married under Texas' "Common Law Marriage" law,

If someone was married under Texas' "Common Law Marriage" law, but have been completely seperated and have had no contact in 3 years, do they still need to file for divorce? Is there a time stipulation on seperation/divore in a common law marriage. Can you please tell me what law it is EXACTLY?

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