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I am writing to you based on me marrying someone outside the country. I have know him since I was 12 and he was raised by my grandma . I went back to his country in September and we connected again. I really love this man and want to be with him. I asked him to marry me so we don't have to deal with a long distant relationship. I was now informed that he was not just a kid my grandma raised but that he's my uncle son from another woman which makes him my cousin. I'm pregnant by him and I still want to be with him.... will that be a problem me marrying him?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

New York

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No I'm leaving on Saturday to marry him but before I go I wanted to know if it's ok

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No that was it

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Family Law
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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. There's not actually a problem with that, because marriage to a first cousin is legal in New York. You can find void marriages here: http://codes.findlaw.com/ny/domestic-relations-law/dom-sect-5.html. You'll see that marriage to a cousin is not included, meaning that it is legal. And as such, you can also petition for him from an immigration perspective.

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