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IF I MARRIED IN LAS VEGAS WOULD I NEED TO DIVORCE TO REMARRY…

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IF I MARRIED IN LAS VEGAS WOULD I NEED TO DIVORCE TO REMARRY IN THE UK
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Solicitor: Michael Holly, Solicitor replied 8 years ago
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Yes you would, a marriage in Las Vegas would be a valid marriage in the UK.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Well I understand that if I got married in Las Vegas Legally, the marriage is valid in England. But how do I know if my wedding in Las Vegas is valid? I do not remember having any specific procedure then.
Thank you very much
Solicitor: Michael Holly, Solicitor replied 8 years ago

The law in the UK recognises a marriage in a different country as long as it is a form of marriage ceremony that is "recognisable".

This means that it does not have to be exactly the form of ceremony we have in the UK but must be some form of ceremony. Any marriage in the US would be recognised in the UK if it took place in a church, registry office or similar.

 

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