what if u married another man while still half married to another the papers were sign but not to the court because u didnt finish paying the lawyer

Asked on May 26, 2009 under Family Law, North Carolina

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

There's no such thing as half married, and more than there's half pregnant -- either you are, or you aren't.  And if the judgment or decree that says in writing, "divorce granted" or similarly, hasn't been signed and dated by the judge and filed by the court clerk, you're not divorced, you're married.  Your new marriage, before the divorce, is quite likely absolutely invalid.

You need to do whatever is necessary to the the final judgment of divorce entered, and you will have to do your new marriage over.  I'm not a North Carolina lawyer, so you need to talk to an attorney in your area about how this should be done in your state.  One place to find the lawyer you need is our website, http://attorneypages.com

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

There's no such thing as half married, and more than there's half pregnant -- either you are, or you aren't.  And if the judgment or decree that says in writing, "divorce granted" or similarly, hasn't been signed and dated by the judge and filed by the court clerk, you're not divorced, you're married.  Your new marriage, before the divorce, is quite likely absolutely invalid.

You need to do whatever is necessary to the the final judgment of divorce entered, and you will have to do your new marriage over.  I'm not a North Carolina lawyer, so you need to talk to an attorney in your area about how this should be done in your state.  One place to find the lawyer you need is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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