Asked almost 2 years ago - Scotch Plains, NJFlag
I no longer wish to be married. Would have to file for divorce or can I just walk away?
I agree with the first poster just because no record can be located does not mean you are not married and do not need to get a divorce. If you were married, you need to get divorced. If you simply walked away and someday the record was located as it inevitably would be you could be on the hook for all kinds of debt and who else know what. I would proceed to divorce. Good Luck!
If you were legally married, the fact that you can't find the records doesn't void your marriage. If you have a marriage license, there's a record somewhere and you will have to obtain a divorce to end the marriage. On the other hand, New Jersey does not recognize common-law marriage, so if you never obtained a marriage license, you are not married.
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