If I was still married to someone but still got married to someone else, does that make the second marriage void even if I later divorced my first spouse?

My wife now is trying to get married again to someone one else. She is saying that our marriage was not any good because I was still married to my ex when we got married.

Asked on November 3, 2017 under Family Law, Arkansas


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Legally someone can only be married to one person at time. Therefore, if you were still married to another at the time of your "marriage" to your "wife", then your marriage is null and void. In other words, in the eyes of the law it is as if your second marriage never happened.

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