This question isn’t for me. I’m asking for a friend and believe me I’m not making this up. She married about 20 years ago and they separated a short time later - no divorce. She moved to another state and married a second time. She then left the second husband and moved to yet another state and then back to NC. In the meantime the second “husband” died. She is afraid to try to divorce the first husband now because she didn’t legally marry the second one. Any thoughts?

Her second marriage was never valid and will not affect her divorce from her first husband.