i am american citizen, married my wife in nepal, are we leagally married here in the states, we have not registered our marriage here stateside

are we leagally married now that we are stateside?

Asked on October 16, 2017 under Family Law, Ohio


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, if the two of were legally married in Nepal, you are legally married here. The United States will recognize and respect other nation's marriages, the same way that people married in the U.S. remain married when they travel or even relocate overseas; nations reciprocally recognize each other's marriages. 

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