Is My Divorce Valid?


#1

Dear destiny9899:

Greetings. You cannot backdate an agreement mutually. The time he was in Iraq would count if you were physically separated and if one of you had the intent that the separation be permanent. If you were not separated for one year actually, then you are probably not legitimately divorced from the first spouse. Good luck.

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#2

I was divorced from my XH in Dec 2005. I remarried again in June2006. I am now going through a divorce again.

My question though is that while talking to the local Magistrate about my separation, she told me that the time my XH served in Iraq does not count towards a legal separation. That time was counted when we dated and signed the papers for our seps agreement. We also backdated the agreement mutually.

Is my divorce valid? And is my current marriage valid for that matter?