Homestead, FL asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for Florida

Q: I married my current partner 25 days before my divorce was finalized. I was unaware that the divorce had not been

completed as my first marriage and divorce took place in Peru. I was told by an immigration lawyer that I invalidated my divorce because I remmarried in the US (Florida) before the process had finished, and that I must divorce my ex once again but in the United States although he does not live in this country. I was also told that my current marriage is already considered void and there is no need to ask a court to anull it. I would like for my second marriage to be valid and I am unsure of what course of action to take. I would like to ask for a second opinion on my case. Thank you.

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Cheryl Fletcher
Cheryl Fletcher
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If your second marriage occurred before the dissolution of your first marriage was finalized, the second marriage is void. This means that it is invalid, as if it never took place. You will need to marry your second spouse again.

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