A and B have been in a common law marriage for many years. A and C
then apply for and receive a marriage license.
When A and C marry, what is the legal status of each marriage?
I assume in answering all of these questions that C did not know that A was in a valid common law marriage to B at the time of C's marriage to A, although the answers below may ...
In most (all I believe) states, the marriage between A and C would be invalid because A and B did not get a legal divorce.
So for instance A and B live in a state that recognizes common law marriage. A and B hold themselves out to be a married couple. This is a legal marriage, even if A and B move to a different state, because all states recognize legal ...
Can a divorced man win a downward modification of alimony and/or child
support if he were tricked into a marriage by a child that wasn't his?
The couple then gets divorced and the wife sues for alimony and child
support. Will the man likely be able to get reduced child support
and/or alimony on the claim that he was tricked into a marriage he
would not ...