Perkasie, PA asked in Divorce for Colorado

Q: I was married in Colorado and found out that my wife was still married and never got a divorce. Im I legally married?

I was with her for 3 days and we were married 10 years ago.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Yes and no. In a strict legal sense, the second marriage is invalid. However, there is the doctrine of equitable marriage (aka equitable estoppel) which can create marriage-like situation for property divisions, etc. Equitable marriage and its applicability is tied to specifics of the case. You will need to contact a family law attorney directly to assess the specifics of your situation. Expect to pay for the attorney's time.

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