Are you criminally or civilly liable if you remarry in another state a few weeks before your divorce was finalized at home?
A person who remarries before a divorce is final or enters into multiple marriages is guilty of bigamy. Bigamy is a status crime and in most cases is considered a class "4" or "5" felony. Penalty seldom involves incarceration unless there are mitigating circumstances. The marriage that was made while a lawful marriage was in affect is legally considered "void ab initio" (not legal).