I just discovered my ex hadn't finalized his divorce to previous wife until 2000 in MD. We were married in 1993 in Va and divorced in 2007.
1. How were we able to obtain a marriage license if he was still married?
2. Was our marriage even valid?
3. Our divorce was a financial hardship for me, as it was very expensive.(I was the plaintiff)
I'm not sure what do do with this information, and where to go from here
Thank you so much for your help!