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A marriage ceremony that was missing a person

Both spouses must be present to marry in almost all U.S. jurisdictions. A handful of U.S. jurisdictions permit people to marry when they are not both physically present at the same place. But, even in ...
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Does divorce affect citizenship?

united-states Naturalization obtained by fraud or misrepresentation, including misrepresentation in earlier applications for immigration benefits, can be revoked. This requires action on the part of ...
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Is it possible to sign a prenup after marriage (still married but post-nuptial)

united-states If a couple is married, but now wants to ensure each keep their respective properties, is this possible? Can a “post-nuptial” agreement be made that ensures property is kept by the ...
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Is the legal plot point in The Proposal (2009) true to life?

I realized recently I have no idea how reality-based any of these underlying premises are Unless the plot is staged before November 10, 1986, such effort would have been in vain. This is because ...
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Can a divorce be changed to void?

Annulment and divorce are inconsistent theories. To grant a divorce, a court must make a judicial determination that a valid marriage existed, while an annulment is a declaration that a marriage never ...
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Does divorce affect citizenship?

germany We don't have "green cards" here, but I am assuming a "family reunion" visa, with your partner being a citizen married to you. When you apply for that, you first get a ...
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Is it possible to sign a prenup after marriage (still married but post-nuptial)

Whether and how courts will give affect to such an agreement varies by jurisdiction-specific statutes. For example, in British Columbia, the Family Law Act, s. 92 says: spouses may make agreements ...
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Law on Forced Marriage in the USA

The lack of relevant federal law in the US is because regulating marriage is not within the scope of federal law, it is a matter determined at the level of the state. Washington's RCW Chapter 26.04 is ...
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How do I find out if my husband got married to someone in the UK before he divorced me in the US?

It appears that you can order a copy of the marriage certificate from the General Register Office. (The following info is for a marriage which took place in England or Wales. For Scotland or Northern ...
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Can an urgent marriage take place outside under UK law?

There's nothing in the Marriage (Registrar General’s Licence) Act 1970 about the location of urgent marriages, other than that you need to satisfy the registrar that you can't make it to a church or ...
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Community property

Texas probate law is a hybrid of community property concepts and concepts derived from the unreformed common law historical norm, like dower and curtsey for a surviving spouse. Texas also has uniquely ...
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Can a divorce be changed to void?

A law firm in Glasgow says: There is no concept of marriage annulment in Scotland. The Court can declare your marriage to be void however and this effectively annuls the marriage. A void marriage is ...
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Is the legal plot point in The Proposal (2009) true to life?

Another answer is correct, but doesn't get to the point as quickly and directly as this one does. Are there in fact felony charges that could be brought in the USA on the basis of a "fraudulent ...
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Does divorce affect citizenship?

france The timeframe for the procureur de la république to revoke a naturalization through marriage (Nationalité par déclaration, which you can apply to after 4 years of marriage) is 2 years of the ...
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