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Im cuban, 17 years ago i married a dominican to get status…

Im cuban, 17 years...

Im cuban, 17 years ago i married a dominican to get status to leave cuba for the dominican republic. i never registered the marriage in the dominican republic. i now want to marry again do i need to get a divorce in cuba ) i live and have my business in the dominican) or is this marriage not legal in the first place

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

I married in havana, cuba. i have legal residence in the dominican republic

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

In the dominican republic no

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
ok, no problem
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
no id rather wait for your response here

Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if it is bad news that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

You married in Cuba but not DR?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
in cuba not the dominican. I married a dominican to get residency in the DR. Ive been living in the dr for 16 years. I never registered the marriage in the dr.

Well, unfortunately, you are still legally married. That could come back to bite you in the future if you don't take care of it now. What city and state do you live in and how long have you been there?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
i live in sosua, puertp plata and ive been here for 17 years

I would file for divorce there and get that taken care of before marrying again. Even if you do not know where your spouse is, they should have a way for you to publicize your divorce to satisfy a judge that you tried to contact your spouse and/or her family and she just does not respond and you can do the divorce like that and still get it approved.

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