My husband committed bigamy. Are we still married?

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My husband committed bigamy. Are we still married?

I live in Texas. I got married about 3 years
ago. After I got married I fou d out that my
husband was already married and never
divorced from his 1st wife. We separated for
7 months. During the separation he finalized
his divorce with the 1st wife. We are now
working things out. Are we still married? Do
we need to get remarried? We never divorced.
Just seperated while he took care of the
divorce to the 1st wife.

Asked on September 2, 2016 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You are not still married because in the eyes of the law you were never married. This is true even though you had a marriage ceremony since at the time your huband was legaly married to someone else. Now that he is divorced you can get married, legally this time.


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