Illegal alien used a fake SSN to get married, is this marriage legal?

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Illegal alien used a fake SSN to get married, is this marriage legal?

Asked on May 31, 2009 under Family Law, Georgia

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

In Georgia, in order to get a marriage license two forms of valid ID must be presented.  In your case at least one of those forms, the social security card was fake.  Thus the license was fraudulently obtained.  It quite possibly invalidated the marriage.  However, the usual rule in these cases is that the marriage is still valid, but criminal sanctions may be applied for fraudulently obtaining a marriage license (although there are seldom any prosecutions for this offense).

This is a very technical issue. You need to speak with an attorney licensed in your area who specializes in matrimonial law.


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