Getting married to someone before their divorce is finalized, even if you didn’t know they were still married, constitutes bigamy. Read the full article here: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/learn-about-law/married-someone-whose-divorce-was-not-finalized

Bigamy is a federal crime and is illegal in all states; however, certain states, like Utah, have very lax rules on bigamy. If you didn’t know about your spouse’s existing marriage, you wouldn’t be in any direct violation of the law, but your spouse may be. Because the new marriage is illegal, it is considered void in every state and can be annulled.

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This video will discuss the consequences of marrying someone who was not legally divorced. We will answer the following questions: Is the new marriage invalid?, What about domestic partnerships?Does common law marriage require a divorce?, Can I get in trouble even if I didn’t know before the marriage?, and Are there any exceptions?‍

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