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If you had the religious ceremony officiated the a Mula

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if you had the religious ceremony officiated the a Mula (islamic cleric)
but you never even signed that document nor did you ever registered with the state
you never claimed the other person on your taxes, health insurance, bank accoumt, mortgage
is that considered a valid marriage
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

Where was the marriage performed?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
New York
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.

Was a marriage license obtained prior to the ceremony?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the ceremony was performed in june 2012 in new york
there is absolutely no religious of governmental paper we have signed before or after marriage
i have not placed her on any of my asset, or health insurance, or retirement account or personal income taxes or house dead
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.

If there was no marriage license then the marriage was not legally valid under NY law.

However, if one party in good faith believed the marriage was valid, that person could be treated as a putative spouse by the courts.

I hope this information is helpful.