Dear ruby scoggins:

My advice:

#1 get divorced
#2 get remarried.

Good luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

301 McCullough Drive Suite 510
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

1829 East Franklin Street, Bldg 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919.321.0780 main phone
919.787.6668 main fax


The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.

I was first married in 1971 and thought I was divorced in 1990. I had paper that I thought were divorce papers.Even went back to my maiden name. The question come up reciently if the x and I were really divorced. I went to the court house and researched it finding that no one showed up the day the hearing was on the books to be heared. The lawyer nor the x showed. I was tolded to stay home he was taking care of it.No one showed so the judge threw it out. We meaning myself and the now X went throught proceeding to get legally divorced when I found out the first attempt was no good. The problem is I got remarried in 1995 and the x was also married. What do I do now . Everything I have found in researching say My marriage 1995 is nul and void. How about the home ,insurance taxes binaficaries. All the things that married couples do together. Where do I stand now? What should I do?

Ruby Scoggins