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What if you are married in another country and get married in the US then divorce the foreigner?

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2010-05-17 22:33:36
2010-05-17 22:33:36

It really depends on the laws of the country you live in. Some countries may not honor a US marriage and this may cause legal problems for the American living abroad. Check with the country you live in to determine your status if you're in this situation.

It may invalidate your second marriage.

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