If my husband is in the US illegally and lied to me and on our marriage license, is our marriage legal?

Asked on August 4, 2014 under Immigration Law, California

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

While there seem to be immigration issues here on his status and lying there, and while lying on a marriage license is also illegal, it does not necessarily invalidate the marriage. What gives you the ability to invalidate a marriage is if you can prove one of the parties was under legal age of consent, bigamy, incest. insanity or one of the parties or fraud.  Please speak with a lawyer.  Good luck.


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