my wife put on mariage lic. that she was married 2 times and waited to tell me she was actually married 4 times .can i have this marriage anulled

after 7 years of marriage she told me I was her 5th

Asked on May 5, 2016 under Family Law, South Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, you cannot have it annulled: lying about prior relationships (even marriages) is not the type of marital fraud that allows you to annul marriages (the main ones are about the purpose or reason for marriage--i.e. a lie about wanting children, which is core to marriage; or lying about wanting to be married when all the person really wanrts is a change in immigration or residency status). Lying about past relationships is so common (though admittedly, your case is more extreme than most) that if this was a reason for annulment, almost all marriages could be annulled.
You may divorce her, however.

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