I did not tell my husband that I married a year ago in Los Angeles, Ca that I've had a previous marriage (end with divorce) in Los Angeles, California and I stated "SINGLE" on the marriage license application, and did not report in the third section that I was married once before. Does this mean that my marriage was invalid by me lying? Also what are the penalties? Also is there anything I need to do to make it better now, Like permitting a "affidavit of correction to correct?
Please help me! I love my husband very much and don't want to see any shadow in our happy marriage.
Why don't you just call them, explain the situation, and ask what they want you to do to correct the marriage license? The short answer is, no, it does not necessarily mean that your marriage is invalid although I would speak with the appropriate agency about correcting it. I would be more concerned whether your current husband understood the situation before you were married. My advice to you: don't ever misrepresent something or lie on applications of any kind.
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Contact the clerks at the local probate court that issued your marriage license, and ask them if you need to correct your marriage application. Don't worry – the only reason that they ask if you have any prior marriages is to verify that you have ended them prior to engaging in a new marriage. Get a certified copy of your divorce decree to take with you if you should have to correct the marriage application, so that you can verify that the divorce did occur prior to your new marriage.
You have not marred the validity of your marriage license. The violation is technical at best, and can easily be corrected. Most courts will simply say that as long as you're married, and the divorce was final before the marriage, that the omission is a harmless one. Good luck.
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As long as you were legally divorced at the time of your latest marriage, it probably will not be a problem, and I doubt there would be any penalties.
If your not having been married before was important to your husband, the fact that you were and you lied about it may be sufficient for him to seek an annulment based on fraud. Only you can assess what impact the lie might have on your current marriage, as I do not know you or your husband.
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