The pastor told us that it was our responsibility to file the certificate in which we signed as well as two witnesses. and the pastor. We never mailed it in however, but separated two months after getting married and was glad it was never filed. So are we married or are we not? The pastor never filed anything either, we checked.
Family Law Attorney
You are married. If you don't want to be, you will need to get a divorce or annulment.
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Divorce / Separation Lawyer
You are married. To pretend that you are not has potential civil and criminal consequences.
AZ is a community property state. This means that you are both equally liable for the debts of the other. It means that you are each entitled to 50% of the retirement benefits and other assets acquired during the marriage.
If either of you remarry without first divorcing, you will have committed the crime of bigamy and the second marriage can be voided.
You both signed an application for a marriage license and the license was issued. There is a record of the license being issued. There are at least 2 witnesses who saw you get married, plus your spouse.
If you do not want to be married, you need to file for divorce. Don’t play games. You are married.
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