Dear lost at sea:
Greetings. Wow…I am sorry to hear about your situation. Tell your spouse to get a divorce from wife #1 immediately. You will have to file an action for annulment to declare the marriage null and void. You would have to remarry after his divorce for you to be assured your marriage is valid.
You do not face any consequences that relate to your children. You must file any and all actions here in North Carolina.
Good luck…and act quickly, since sitting on your rights will only delay the inevitable.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax
10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax
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