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#19876 - 07/08/05 04:18 PM Bigamy
Shafted Offline
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Registered: 10/12/04
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My wife has skipped town after being arrested on multiple charges of bigamy.
My lawyer tells me that I'll be stuck with paying for the divorce.
Why should the victim of a crime be made to pay for a divorce?
Any advice?

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#19877 - 07/08/05 10:23 PM Re: Bigamy [Re: Shafted]
Miranda Offline
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Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 20822
Loc: North of Mexico
Pay for the divorce, or better yet file for an annulment. It may be easier.
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#19878 - 07/09/05 10:18 PM How can there be a divorce....unless of course [Re: Shafted]
Melody Offline
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Loc: California
you were the first one. If she was legally married to another man when she married you, then your marriage is null already. I don't even believe you have to have an annulment....but you should probably get an attorney to see what, if anything, you have to do to protect yourself, financially.

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#19879 - 07/11/05 01:47 PM Re: How can there be a divorce....unless of course [Re: Melody]
MaryWhoCares Offline
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Registered: 06/03/05
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But you forget, if she was married to man # 1 and then married man #2, then both sets of marriages have marital property and assets and bills. Just because the marriage #2 isn't "valid" doesn't null and void the marital assets and such. What if marrige #2 produced a house, car and joint accounts....they still need to be separated, hense the divorce. (a friend went through this)
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#19880 - 07/11/05 02:22 PM Exactly.. [Re: MaryWhoCares]
Miranda Offline
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Registered: 06/03/05
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Loc: North of Mexico
People think that marriages just go void. Not so.

In my ex's case, his attorney advised him to seek an annulment because the paperwork was easier, and it would be cheaper than a full blown divorce. The "married to two people at once" charge was used for the purpose of the annulment vs. the divorce for court reasons.
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