How to get married when ex husband is dead? 16 Answers as of November 15, 2013

I want to get re married but I don't have divorce papers and he is no longer living. How can I get married?

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The Law Firm of Jessica M. Cotter, P.L.L.C. | Jessica M. Cotter
If you are a widow there is no need for a divorce decree, and that would be true in any state in the United States.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 11/15/2013
Law Offices of Frances Headley | Frances Headley
Your husband's death terminates your marriage and leaves you free to remarry. You need only be able to prove his death.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/15/2013
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
If you are widowed you are not married.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/14/2013
John Russo | John Russo
Just get married, death ends the prior marriage.
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
Replied: 11/14/2013
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Seth L. Reszko
You can still obtain a divorce with your spouse passing away. You should consult with an attorney or look online at the Family Court's website to obtain the forms for filing for divorce.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 11/14/2013
    Provda Law Firm
    Provda Law Firm | Bruce Provda
    A copy if his death certificate should do it.
    Answer Applies to: New York
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    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
    If your prior husband is deceased, get a copy of the death certificate for your records. You are a widow. You are entitled to remarry without the need for divorce.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/14/2013
    Law Office of Robert E McCall | Robert McCall
    Talk to your Clerk of Court to see what your requirements are to prove husband #1 is deceased.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
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    Elizabeth Jones, A Professional Corporation
    Elizabeth Jones, A Professional Corporation | Elizabeth Jones
    Your marriage died with your ex. You do not need a divorce.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/14/2013
    Peyton and Associates | Barbara Peyton
    Marriage terminates on the death of either party. If your prior husband is dead you are free to marry again regardless of whether the earlier divorce was ever finalized. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/14/2013
    Law Office of Karen A. Clark, L.L.C.
    Law Office of Karen A. Clark, L.L.C. | Karen A. Clark
    Marriage terminates upon the death of one spouse. If I understand your question correctly, then even if your divorce was not finalized, you became free to remarry upon the death of your former spouse.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/14/2013
    The Law Offices of Tres A. Porter | Tres A. Porter
    If your former husband is deceased there should be no issue in getting remarried. You probably should obtain a copy of the death certificate from the County where he died. You might want to consult a probate attorney or family law attorney or ideally someone with experience in both such as myself.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/14/2013
    Diane l. Berger | Diane L. Berger
    If your former husband has passed away, it doesn't matter if you are divorced you are free to remarry.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 11/14/2013
    David A. Browde, P.C.
    David A. Browde, P.C. | David Browde
    You don't need divorce papers. He's dead.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 11/14/2013
    Peters Law, PLLC
    Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
    He's dead. The marriage is over. Get married.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
    Replied: 11/14/2013
    TAMBASCO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys at Law | R. Tambasco
    As your former spouse is now deceased, there shouldn't be any bar to you remarrying. If there is some question by authorities or others as to your status, you may want to obtain a certified copy of the person's death certificate.
    Answer Applies to: Indiana
    Replied: 11/14/2013
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