If she lied on the divorce complaint, the effect would be that the divorce is void. Meaning she is still legally married to you, and is committing bigamy in her marriage to her second husband. It would also mean that she does not have any legal rights or protections in that marriage.

I cannot tell you if this is what has occurred, without reviewing the divorce complaint and judgment. There were certain procedures she had to follow to prove she tried to serve you, she cannot just tell the court she didn’t know where you were.

If she is committing bigamy, she could certainly face criminal charges for her actions.

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I’ll try to make it short.
Got married in PA to a NC lady, then we moved to France and I still live there. Divorce was filed in France in 1996. A temporary 1997 order from French Court allowed wife to relocate to NC with children, final order pending and finalized in 2001.
Meanwhile, I learned much later that, in between, notwithstanding this pending divorce procedure, my wife filed in NC for divorce and claimed claimed not to know about my whereabouts (this is easily proven false since our son came back regularly to France every summer).
She was apparently granted divorce since she remarried in NC in 1999 (2 years before the end of the pending and never interrupted nor void divorce procedure in France which allowed her to relocate with the children).
It seems like perjury and bigamy. I have very complicated and long overdue matters to settle wih her once and for all.
My questions and concern: since she apparently commited perjury and, worse, bigamy, when I file (for several problems, including non respect of visitation rights) these offences will unavoidably come out in front of US Courts.
(1) Can you confirm that these are real offences?I would not want her to risk jail (for the sake of my children, I would not her their mother to go to jail).
I had reserched that in NC, bigamy is punished by "not more than ten years nor less than four months (Revisal,