Bigamy/annullment


#1

I am sorry to hear that your boyfriend was dishonest to you and on his marriage application. Under North Carolina General Statute 51-3, a marriage is void if one of the parties has a spouse still living. You are not guilty of bigamy, but he is, and he did so intentionally.

You are not married and there is no need for you to seek a divorce or an annulment. You may, if you wish, file for an annulment at the courthouse in the county where you live. There really isn’t a reson to obtain an annulment but it is available to you. Good luck to you.

Robin F. Verhoeven
Attorney at Law
Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCdivorce.com
(919)787-6668

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#2

I LIVE IN THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY AREA. I RECENTLY MARRIED MY HUSBAND IN SEPTEMBER IN THE STATE OF SC, OF COURSE THERE HE DIDNT HAVE TO SHOW PROOF OF DIVORCE. BUT RECENTLY HE JUST ADMITTED TO ME THAT HE IS NOT LEGALLY DIVORCED FROM HIS WIFE ALTHOUGH THEY HAVENT SEEN EACH OTHER IN 2 YEARS BECAUSE SHE RESIDES IN ANOTHER STATE, AND HE ALSO HAS FULL CUSTODY OF THERE DAUGHTER. THEY ARE LEGALLY SEPARATED. MY QUESTION IS WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUNCES OF BIGAMY IN NC ESPECIALLY WHEN IT WASNT DONE INTENTIONALLY, AND HOW DO WE GO ABOUT FILING FOR AN ANULLMENT I HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO GET ANY ANSWERS FROM ANYWHERE, AND I DO I HAVE VALID CAUSE FOR AN ANNULLMENT?? PLEASE HELP

k.h