Annulment, Bigamy and Fraud on Marriage License


#1

I was married on 6/24/17 in Union County. My “husband” stated on the marriage license that I was his SECOND wife. We separated on 9/30/17.

After research I’ve found that I was his “third” marriage although he never divorced his second wife and had committed bigamy.

First marriage was on 6/23/2003 and was divorced in NC.
Second marriage was on 3/11/2013 in Tennessee.

Should I pursue an annulment since my marriage was void? If not, how would I change my name back to my maiden name?

Thank you!


#2

You have a voidable marriage if he was married to someone else at the time that you and him married.

Yes, you will need to pursue an annulment in order to formally end the bigamous/voidable marriage and to be able to resume your maiden name.


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