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I recently got married then found out previous
husband didnt take divorce papers to court
and file them. I have now got my divorce
decree from previous husband. Is my new
marriage valiad now? If not what do I need to
Asked on June 8, 2018 under Family Law, Arkansas
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
No it is not. Your second "marriage" was null and void at the time that it was entered into since you were still legally married to your first spouse. The death of your husband cannot now turn a non-marriage into a now valid marriage. You and your current "husband" will need to re-marry. As this is a rather complicated situation, you really should consult directly with a local divorce attorney.
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