Topeka, KS asked in Divorce for Kansas

Q: If you married somne who was illegal unknowingly and left 2 days after and haven't heard or seen them in 18 years a

Are you legally married if they aren't legal

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler

A: No one unknowingly gets married. If you were married, and the marriage was registered and/or lawful, then the state rules of law apply where the marriage took place.

All human beings are legal for marriage purposes unless they are blood related to you or already married to someone else.

If you ‘did not’ consummate the marriage, but waited too long to take action, then you may still need a divorce, not an annulment. If you marry without divorce, you may commit bigamy, which is a crime. As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced divorce attorney before there are any other complications. Good luck.

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