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I am already married i an other country , can i re marriage in USA ?
Asked on April 6, 2016 under Family Law, Pennsylvania
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 5 years ago | Contributor
Under U.S. law, a marriage that was performed in another country is still a legally recognized marriage here. Therefore, in order for you to enter into a valid second marriage, our first marriage must be ended through divorce (or annulment if applicable). Otherwise, if you enter in a second marriage while still having a spouse abroad, you will be committing the crime of bigamy. Additionally, your second "marriage" will be consdiered to be null and void.
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