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Is it possible to get married in NZ if the person is also

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Is it possible to get married in NZ if the person is also married in another Jurisdiction pending divorce
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 year ago.

No, because New Zealand r cognis s foreign marriages and divorces. When you apply for a marriage licence you need to confirm the status, and this would not be possible if the previous marriage was still in force. This could be bigamy, which carries a potential jail sentence

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