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My sister resides in Australia with her family, husband and

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My sister resides in Australia with her family, husband and three kids. They all are Australian citizens. Her husband married a Pakistani woman during his last visit to Pakistan without my sister's consent. I want to know the legal rights of my sister if she asks for divorce? and ...
What is the penalty to her husband in Australian law for marrying without consent?
Can he bring his second wife to Australia without declaring her as his wife?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

Good Evening.

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

If she sees the marriage as over she has to wait 12 months when they are not living as husband and wife and she can apply for a Divorce.

being married he cannot bring a second wife to australia they will not recognise her as a wife.

But she has to be separated from him for 12 months to be eligible to apply for a divorce in australia

She does not have to prove infidelity etc. There is a no fault system in Australia

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