UPDATE IN THE LAW ON ANULMENTS

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Court of Appeal in California recently held that a bigamous marriage is void from its inception, even if it has not been declared void by a court of law. Because the second marriage to the man in Las Vegas was void from the beginning, due to the wife's prior marital status, there was no need for a formal annulment proceeding. As between them, the marriage never existed. Thus, the divorce from the second husband, which occurred well after wife’s divorce from her first husband was finalized, was valid.

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