VIRGINIA BEACH DIVORCE ATTORNEY – BIGAMY, DON’T RUSH DIVORCE: REMARRYING TOO SOON IS A FELONY IN VIRGINIA

In Virginia, it is a criminal offense to marry another person if you have a living spouse. In other words, if you are married, separated, or otherwise not divorced, then you may not marry another person.

Bigamy is the term for this offense – it is a serious offense and is considered a class 4 felony in the Commonwealth. If you have questions about whether the actions you or a spouse have taken, or are thinking about taking are legal, call your Virginia Beach Divorce Lawyer today.

It may be difficult if you are amidst a separation, but the faster you act, the better prepared both you and your attorney will be in the long run. The ultimate goal is to put the client’s stage of your life behind him or her.

image representing bigamy in virginia beachWhat to do if I want to marry someone else?If you are still living with a spouse you wish to divorce, the first step is commonly referred to as “separation.” It means living separate and apart, or under different roofs. If you are separated and seek a divorce, there is an applicable waiting period you must wait before filing for divorce. This will depend upon whether then client and his or her spouse have children, how old the children are, and whether those children rely on the client for support.

What not to do: Do not try to circumvent the legal process and get married when you are already married to another person. What you think is a second marriage may be determined null and void. Instead, do the right thing for you and your future and speak to the best local Virginia Beach as soon as you can: He will help you determine your lawful options.

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