Unintended Trouble


#1

I cannot tell you whether there is a legal divorce without reviewing the paperwork. You may want to have an attorney review the paperwork and then they can tell you what you should do.

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Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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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 only, a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action. The information posted on this forum is available for public viewing and is not intended to create an attorney client relationship with any individual. These answers are provided for informational purposes only, a person should consult with their own individual legal counsel before taking any action that could affect their legal rights or obligations.


#2

Thank you


#3

You’re welcome.

P.S. Please feel free to bring up this or any other topic on our live call-in show every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. EST. Visit radio.rosen.com/live for details

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.787.6361 main fax

Charlotte Office
301 McCullough Drive
Suite 510
Charlotte, NC 28262
Main Phone: (704)307.4600
Main Fax: (704) 9343.0044

Durham & Chapel Hill Office
1829 East Franklin Street
Building 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 321.0780

ROSEN.COM

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 only, a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action. The information posted on this forum is available for public viewing and is not intended to create an attorney client relationship with any individual. These answers are provided for informational purposes only, a person should consult with their own individual legal counsel before taking any action that could affect their legal rights or obligations.


#4

I got married to an Okinawian back in 1998, we seperated in 2002. At which point she left mainland Japan and went back to Okinawa somewhere. She filed for divorce in April of 2007 and sent me the paperwork to sign have notorized and sent back. I filled out all the information, had it notorized and sent it back to her in April, I waited a month and gave her a call asking about the divorce. She told me it was done with.

Since my ex wife had told me the divorce was finalized, I remarried to a Japanese National in Nov of 2007 here in North Carolina where I am stationed.

However, I received paperwork in Japanese that says our divorce was finalized on Mar 31, 2008. This is not what I was told or led to believe nor do I believe the paperwork I signed was valid for more than 30 days.

Is there anything me and my wife can do, we definately did not intentionally enter into a bigamous marriage. We just want a normal life.

I know there are no records of my first marriage or divorce here in the U.S. but I still want my current marriage to be legal.

Help please…