marriage and divorce

I live in Michigan, we got married 4 months before divorce was final, it was suppose to be final 8months prior to our wedding,we been married 45 yrs is our marriage valid

Asked on November 4, 2017 under Family Law, Michigan


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, it is not valid. In the United States, you cannot be married to two people simultanously; if you are already married to A, you cannot get married to B, and any attempted marriage to B will be void. If your divorce was not final, you were still married to your prior house; hence you could not marry your current spouse. Speak to a family law attorney about how best to sort this out.

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