What are legal ramifications, if any, of getting married twice, in 2 different states, to the same person? 2 Answers as of March 09, 2017

In 1992 we eloped. One year later, 1993, we had a big wedding. We were young and stupid and didn't want family to know about the marriage when we eloped and got another marriage license in another state. Now, after 24 years, we want a divorce. We've never acknowledged the first marriage, even to ourselves and I don't recall the exact date. We used the second marriage’s date for any legal document.

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Willick Law Group | Marshal S. Willick
Without more detail, no comment is possible on the "legal documents" you mention last, but since most such are only interested in status (married or not) which date you used for being married is probably not relevant. As to the main question, if the original elopement was legal, as you indicate, it is the actual marriage and the second is not a problem, it is just irrelevant. A single divorce will dissolve your marriage regardless.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 3/9/2017
Peyton and Associates | Barbara Peyton
It is called bigamy.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/9/2017
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