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My "husband's" divorce in the court was completed by the

My "husband's" divorce in the...
My "husband's" divorce in the court was completed by the judge on March 30, 2017. We got married May 1, 2017. Then the final decree which had the filing date by the clerk etc. came in the mail and the date was June 1, 2017. Are we legally married? If not: what do I do? We live in KY.
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: KY
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: My lawyer's paralegal stated that all we have to do is request another marriage license and get married again and file those documents because by law our "marriage" is null and void.
JA: Anything else you want Ely (Family Lawyer with more than 55,000 5-star ratings) to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
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Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

I am sorry to tell you that he was still technically married until the final decree was issued. So your marriage is invalid. You need to remarry him to fix this. Just apply for a new marriage license and have a simple ceremony. It is good that you caught this now before it could become a problem somewhere down the line.

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Ok. Thanks.

You are very welcome. I am sorry I could not give you a different answer, but that would be misleading and could have caused you serious difficulties later.

Kind regards,

Gerald

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