Are we considered married in US if we got married in Mexico in 2010 but never filed any papers upon return to the US? 12 Answers as of February 18, 2014

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Law Offices of Lauren H. Kane | Lauren H. Kane
If it is a valid marriage in another country it is recognized here.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 2/18/2014
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C.
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C. | James T. Weiner
Yes the US recognizes a Mexican marriage.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/14/2014
Law Offices of Frances Headley | Frances Headley
So long as your marriage was valid in the jurisdiction in which you were married, then it will be considered valid by the United States.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/14/2014
The Law Firm of Jessica M. Cotter, P.L.L.C. | Jessica M. Cotter
The general rule in Arizona, and most states, is that if a marriage is considered valid where you entered into the marriage, then it will be considered valid in Arizona. There is no requirement that a foreign marriage be registered in Arizona. You should consult with an experienced Arizona family law attorney.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 2/14/2014
Law Office of Annette M. Cox, PLLC
Law Office of Annette M. Cox, PLLC | Annette M. Cox
You don't have to file papers anywhere to have your marriage recognized in other states as long as you had a marriage license and a ceremony performed.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 2/13/2014
    John Russo | John Russo
    I am not aware of any statute that requires a party to register their marriage if they were married outside the U.S. as long as that marriage was legal under the laws of the Nation that presided over it.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
    Replied: 2/13/2014
    The Law Office of James P Peterson
    The Law Office of James P Peterson | James P Peterson
    You are married.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 2/13/2014
    LEWIS & KAPPES, P.C.
    LEWIS & KAPPES, P.C. | Dallin David Lykins
    Indiana law usually recognizes marriages from other countries as valid. I would recommend you get a copy of the marriage certificate from the civil registry from the state in Mexico where the marriage occurred. Depending on the county where you currently reside, you could file for the divorce here in the United States.
    Answer Applies to: Indiana
    Replied: 2/13/2014
    Barr, Jones & Associates LLP
    Barr, Jones & Associates LLP | Andrew Brasse
    You are considered married in the United States. You would have to go through the same divorce proceedings as anyone else in the United States.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 2/13/2014
    Law Offices of Gerard A Fierro
    Law Offices of Gerard A Fierro | Gerard A Fierro
    You are considered legally married if the marriage was lawful in the Country or State of your marriage. If you married legally in Mexico then you need to file a divorce here in the USA.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/13/2014
    Grace Law Offices of John F Geraghty Jr.
    Grace Law Offices of John F Geraghty Jr. | John F. Geraghty, Jr.
    yes you are married and get divorce in the state you currently reside in
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 2/12/2014
    Law Office of L. Paul Zahn
    Law Office of L. Paul Zahn | Paul Zahn
    If you are legally married according to the laws of the country you married in, then yes, you are legally married. If you are legally married anywhere in the world, but now meet the residency requirements to file for divorce in California, then you can file for divorce in California.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/12/2014
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