What do I do if 5 years ago I married an Indonesian man who was here on a visa but the following year he returned to his homeland and apparently to his wife?

This is an automatically void marriage. However, how do I go about removing this marriage from my life, going back to my maiden name and so forth? I do not have copies of his Indo marriage license and it has been impossible to get info. I do have an e-mail from immigration, stating that he filled out his return visa application with his true wife’s name. I’m so desperate to get my life back and my name.

Asked on August 13, 2012 under Family Law, North Carolina

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You may need to seek legal help here as soon as you can.  The e-mail from immigration may be enough "evidence" to support your application to the court to declare the marriage void, which is what you need to do.  Good luck.


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