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I thought I was divorced
My attorney at the time told me I was divorced in 3/1999, I met someone else and remarried in 8/1999. I then received judgement from the court my divorce was final in 10/1999, after I was married the second time. any advice on what this means, and how easy can this be taken care of? I am not with supposed 2nd wife anymore, but things we filed as if we were married. do we still have to divorce in court? or since I was told I was divorced in 3/1999 but didn’t get divorced until 10/1999. we each got married in Nevada, and lived in California. help please
Asked on June 22, 2009 under Family Law, California
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
You are going to need a good attorney to unravel all of this, and I can't tell you that I'm sure how it will work out, particularly since I don't have anywhere near enough of the detailed facts. For an attorney in your area, who can give you advice to rely on, one place to look is our website, http://attorneypages.com
A large part of your problem might be the fact that you've known about the divorce judgment dated after your remarriage for nearly 10 years, and you've done nothing about it until now. I don't care to guess how a court is going to view this, if you use the problem as a way to try and make an "end run" around getting the second divorce -- and I also don't care to guess how this is going to sit with the woman who thought she married you in 1999.
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