If you lie on your marriage application what will happen?

What will they do if you lied about how many times that you have been married before?

Asked on June 18, 2017 under Family Law, New York

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Not truthfully when filling out an ppication for a marriage license can carry criminal pealites. In fact, in many states this is a misdemeanor offense. However, states do not conduct independent investigations regarding such matters. That having been said, it is never a good idea to intentionally violate the law. Further, such an irregularity on a marriage license application does not void a marriage.


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