I need to know if my marriage is valid.

In 1970 the laws weren’t as strict when it came to ID’s .. We wanted to
get married, unknown to me at the time he was using an alias, when we
went for the licence I filled out the paperwork and because he didn’t
have adequate ID the clerk said a parents permission would work. He
went back later without me and with a friend who meant well and is
now dead and the friend said they were the parent and we got the
licence. without too much unnecessary information I just need to know
if that marriage is valid and are we still considered married.

Asked on March 24, 2017 under Family Law, Utah

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that using an alias on a marriage certificate might well be illegal. That having been said, such a false representation does not invalidate your marriage, unless your husband did in an attempt to perpetrate some type of fraud against you.


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